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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou - Signed First Edition - 1969 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942688)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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  • Signed
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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. First issue with red topstain. Signed by Maya Angelou and inscribed to a former owner on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's original black cloth stamped in gilt and metallic red. Near Fine with light foxing to textblock edge, browning to endsheets and light staining to front free endpaper slightly affecting Angelou's inscription. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear, light toning and a crease to the front flap. A lovely signed copy of the author's best-known work.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140942688
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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fine
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inscribed
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