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“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, originally 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 one Saturday in March of 1935 of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle toward self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

Authors: James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages: 240pp
Size: 5.25 x 8 x 1
Notes: paperback
Release Date: September 12, 2013
ISBN: 978-0375701870