Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Book Title: Go Tell It on the Mountain

  • Publication Date: 12 Mar 2018
  • ISBN-13: 9780345806543
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 205 voters

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