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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Signed, Full Leather Hardcover Binding with Gilt]

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Signed, Full Leather Hardcover Binding with Gilt]

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Signed, Full Leather Hardcover Binding with Gilt]

by Angelou, Maya

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Norfolk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1999. [1999] FULL GENUINE LEATHER FINE BINDING HARDCOVER published in 1999 by the high-quality publisher Easton Press -- NOT THE REGULAR TRADE CLOTH BINDING, CHEAPER COMPOSITE LEATHER, SIMULATED LEATHER, FACSIMILE, OR BOOK PRINTED ON-DEMAND. SIGNED BY MAYA ANGELOU ON THE SPECIAL SIGNED PAGE; SHE ALSO SIGNED AND DATED THE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY SLIP LAID IN. THE LATTER ALSO INCLUDES THE SIGNATURE OF THE WITNESS AND THE PUBLISHER OF EASTON PRESS. Maroon binding, 281 pages. Five ridges on spine. Lettering, designs stamped with gorgeous accents of 22kt. gold - a hallmark of fine bookmaking. The leather was hand selected from individually tanned hides. Textured and shaded, acid-neutral paper won't turn yellow over time. Pages Smyth-sewn into binding for permanence (not glued like ordinary books). Edges gilded three sides to enhance elegance of the book. Endpapers are beautiful satin moiré, specially dyed for the publisher. Satin ribbon page marker bound in. Condition: Fine, pristine. [While other books online have been read but still classified as fine or new, this book was never read. It's new.] Book kept in temperature-controlled bookcase. I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography covering the early years of the towering, celebrated Maya Angelou - a coming of age story that addresses topics such as identity, white people, growing up, rape, racism, love, and hope. The late Angelou has been honored by distinguished people, literary organizations, places of higher learning, government heads and agencies, and special interest groups. Her honors include a Pulitzer Prize nomination, a Tony Award nomination, and three Grammys for her spoken word albums. She was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the National Medal of Arts, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and 50 honorary degrees. She has been called "The Black woman's poet laureate." A remarkable woman and a must-read book. Very collectible. Note: We are a well-established, well-respected, ethical book dealer in business since 1991. We describe the condition of our books thoroughly and honestly, so you'll know exactly what you will be receiving when you order. We ship promptly.. Signed By Maya Angelou. Leather. Fine.


Titled after a stanza from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of a series of seven autobiographical novels by African-American poet and writer Maya Angelou. Personally deeply involved and affected by the civil rights movement, the volume explores racism and identity in her early life.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Signed, Full Leather Hardcover Binding with Gilt]
Angelou, Maya
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The Easton Press
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Maya Angelou; African American; Racism; Black Life

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