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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou - Hardcover - 2000 - from Books For You (SKU: 006364)

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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London: The Folio Society, 2000. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 254pp. Brown decorative cloth, light wear. Light soil to fore edge pages, 2 pages have creased corners. Brown slipcase very good, with light rubbing, light soil. .

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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Books For You US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
006364
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Folio Society
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2000
Keywords
NONFICITION BIOGRAPHY MEMOIR POET FINE BINDING CLASSIC
Bookseller catalogs
Illustrations, Decorations, Fine Bindings; Biography & Autobiography;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
folio
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