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Go Tell It on the Mountain

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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

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 17, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780345806550
  • Release date: September 17, 2013

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780345806550
  • File size: 2272 KB
  • Release date: September 17, 2013

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:970
Text Difficulty:5-7

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

Expand title description text