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Go Tell It On The Mountain (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

ISBN13: 9780808514169
ISBN: 0808514164
List Price: $18.4
Publisher: Turtleback
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Pages: 221
Average Goodreads rating: 4.02/5 (21 ratings)

"Mountain, " Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.