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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou - First Edition - 1969 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140943849)

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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New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition. First edition, first printing, first issue. [vi], 281, [1] pp. Bound in publisher's black cloth stamped in gilt with publisher's imprint in metallic red; with red topstain. Very Good with former owner's inkless emboss to front free endpaper, small dampstain to top edge at prelims,small coffee stain to copyright page; in a Very Good dust jacket, chipped at extremities with a tiny dampstain to verso of upper right corner of front panel, front flap creased, price intact. Angelou's bestselling autobiography.

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 #
140943849
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969

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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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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
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]
Jacket
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Verso
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