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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings SIGNED

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings SIGNED

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings SIGNED

by Maya Angelou

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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. First edition, first printing - as stated on the copyright page. With number line going down to 2 as called for with the publisher Random House. Signed by Maya Angelou on a professionally tipped in page from a signed limited edition, therefore the authenticity is guaranteed. Measures approximately 8.5" x 5.5", with 281 numbered pages.

This book is in very good condition. Moderate surface wear and staining to the black cloth boards. Minor staining on the rear pastedown. Dust jacket is in very good plus condition. Minor edgewear to the extremities. Original $5.95 price present on the front flap.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography describing the young and early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou.

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Synopsis

Titled after a stanza from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of a series of seven autobiographical novels by African-American poet and writer Maya Angelou. Personally deeply involved and affected by the civil rights movement, the volume explores racism and identity in her early life.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings SIGNED
Author
Maya Angelou
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969

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Number Line
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Tipped In
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Jacket
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First Edition
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Copyright page
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Fine
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Cloth
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