Tambourines to Glory. By Langston Hughes. First Edition, First Printing. John Day Co. New York, 1958.

$260.00

Langston Hughes was one of America’s most versatile and talented authors in the twentieth century. He was also an activist whose works elevated Black culture and addressed major social issues of the time. He was at the forefront of major literary movements and styles, especially Jazz poetry and the Harlem Renaissance. Some of his most lasting works are his volumes of poetry, but among his plays and novels, Tambourines to Glory stands out as a testament to his versatility as an author. Hughes first wrote and produced the Broadway version in 1956. It was met with critical acclaim. In 1958, he drafted this novelization which was also lauded as a fine work of fiction. The story describes two Harlem women as they form a Gospel church on the streets of New York. The church is widely successful, but not without its challenges. Hughes described the narrative as an “urban folk tale” set during an era in Harlem when Gospel churches were enlivening Black culture and helping to build a rich community. Tambourines to Glory remains one of Hughes’ most popular works. It captures aspects of the Harlem Renaissance in unique, lively ways.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original black cloth, very good with only minor rubbing to edges and bumping to one corner. Text block very nearly fine, only one spot of rubbing to front endpaper. In the original dust jacket, very good with only minor chipping and rubbing to edges.

A very good first edition of Langston Hughes’ classic novel.

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Tambourines to Glory. By Langston Hughes. First Edition, First Printing. John Day Co. New York, 1958.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in