Title: Tell it on the Mountain
Author: Baldwin, James
Publisher: First Edition Library, Shelton
Publication Date: 1981
Edition: Facsimile First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F
Comments: Tight copy.
Synopsis: Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin’s first major work, a semi-autobiographical 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.