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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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  • Hardcover
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New York, NY: Random House, 1969. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 281 pages, 8vo. Jacket price clipped. Third Printing, with number line ending in the number 3. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering along spine and front cover, red Random House emblem along spine. Shelfwear to DJ: light scuffing along edges and covers, light fading along spine edges. DJ in mylar. Erased pencil notation on front endpaper. Tightly bound. Volume is in Very Good condition..

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
Russian Hill Bookstore US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
061885
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date Published
1969
Keywords
ANGELOU

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Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1974, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco. We began as Sunset Bookstore in 1974, a small used bookshop servicing the Sunset District west of 19th Avenue, and have been in continual operation for the past 43 years. Over the years Sunset Bookstore has since closed and merged with Russian Hill Bookstore, which has grown to become also the best note card shop in the city, and a favorite place for toys and games for children of all ages.

Glossary

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
price clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's... [More]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
number line
A series of numbers appearing on the copyright page of a book, where the lowest number generally indicates the printing of that... [More]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]

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