Go Tell It on the Mountain is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Baldwin that was first published 1953.


See a complete list of the characters in Go Tell It on the Mountain.


Here you will find three brief essays on the novel: John's relationship with Gabriel, the characters' differing views on prayer, and John's feelings about white people compared to those of Gabriel and Richard; as well as suggested essay questions for Go Tell It on the Mountain.

Further Study

Expand your study with a background esssay on James Baldwin and the novel and a list of outside readings about Go Tell It on the Mountain.