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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou - First US Edition/3rd Printing - 1969 - from Lost Paddle Books, IOBA (SKU: LPB005062MA)

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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  • hardcover
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New York: Random House , 1969. First US Edition/3rd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. A beautiful early printing of the author's seminal work. In black cloth with gilt and red foil. A few pages have creases to front page ends. Jacket is unclipped ($5.95) with a little wear/lamination lift with a few nicks to bottom of spine as well. Nice and bright with fading to author's name on spine.

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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book dealer
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
LPB005062MA
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First US Edition/3rd Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969
Bookseller catalogs
American Literature; African American Literature;

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jacket
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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]
Cloth
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spine
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