"Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between": First Editions of Each Book In Maya Angelous Autobiography; Each Signed By Her
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together In My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up To Heaven.
Item Number: 1887
New York: Random House, 1969-2002..
First editions, first printings of each volume in the author’s acclaimed autobiography series. Octavo, 6 volumes. Each are signed and inscribed by Maya Angelou. An excellent set in dust jackets.
"This testimony from a black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts of all black men and women... I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity. I have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood, when the people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved... Her portrait is a biblical study in life in the midst of death" (James Baldwin).