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Go Tell it on the Mountain

by Baldwin, James

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About This Item

New York U. S. A.: The Dial Press. Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 1969. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. '69 4th prtg library markings on full black cloth w/ burnished gilt titles, Collectable unclipped Guy Fleming jacket 2938 as shown remarkably fresh under mylar protector awaiting good marriage (SLIGHT bumps & spinetip wear); no names, not underscored or clearance. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; Ex-Library; 253 pages .

Synopsis

Written over a span of ten years, Go Tell it on the Mountain is James Baldwin’s first completed novel. The story follows John Grimes, a bright teen living in Harlem in the 1930s, as he explores relationships with his family and his church. On a basic level, Go Tell it on the Mountain is a coming of age story, yet the novel gains complexity as the omniscient narrator interweaves John’s story with the stories of his mother, father, and aunt. In addition to the Grimes family, a main focus of the text is the function of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, which Baldwin argues to be a source of moral hypocrisy and repression. And with a title like Go Tell it on the Mountain , it is no surprise that the novel contains has many biblical references throughout. The novel is generally accepted as semi-autobiographical. Like the protagonist, Baldwin grew up in Harlem. Neither had a relationship with their biological fathers and both resented their religious fanatic stepfathers. Also like John, Baldwin underwent a religious awakening as a young adult. Go Tell it on the Mountain is ranked 39th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century and is also listed on TIME’s “100 Best Novels” (since 1923). In 1984, ABC produced a made-for-television movie based on the novel. -

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BobPrudhomme, Relentless Bookfinder US (US)
Seller Inventory #
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Title
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Author
Baldwin, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition
Fourth Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Dial Press
Place of Publication
New York U. S. A.
Date published
1969

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