Go Tell It On The Mountain

September 12, 2013|
Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin
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In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy''s discovery of the terms of his identity. 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.

With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin tells the story of the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Originally published in 1953, Baldwin said of his first novel, "Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." 

“With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details ... [a] feverish story.” —The New York Times
James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, and educated in New York. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews and immediately was recognized as establishing a profound and permanent new voice in American letters. "Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything els...
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Title:Go Tell It On The MountainFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 7.95 X 5.16 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.95 X 5.16 X 0.7 inPublished:12 septembre 2013Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375701877

ISBN - 13:9780375701870

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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