Title Profile & Character Information

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Annotation
As one of the century's premier American writers, James Baldwin has profoundly altered the nation's social and literary consciousness. Go Tell It on the Mountain, Baldwin's first novel, brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, as it starkly contrasts two generations of an embattled black family.

Characters
NameGrimes, John
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitAfrican American

NameGabriel
GenderMale
OccupationMinister
TraitsRemarried
Stepfather
African American
Abusive

NameElizabeth
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother
African American

NameRoy
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitAfrican American

NameFlorence
GenderFemale
TraitsAfrican American
Widow

GenreFiction
Domestic
Classic
Religious
TopicsAfrican Americans
African American families
Spiritual awakening
Great Depression
Stepfamilies
Visions
Resentment
Family relationships
Ministers
Identity
Redemption
Abusive relationships
Infidelity
Love affairs
SettingNew York