Claude McKay

A Long Way from Home

originally published:
New York : Lee Furman

We offered this inscribed copy of the first edition in first issue binding in our Catalog 69.

reference info

bio notes:
born: 9/15/1890
died: 5/22/1948
born as: Claude McKay

Jamaican-born poet and novelist whose Home to Harlem (1928) was the most popular novel written by an American black to that time. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Many of McKay's books are often distinguished by the vivid dustjacket art work, much of it designed by Aaron Douglas, including his books Banjo (1929), Home to Harlem (1928), A Long Way from Home (1937), and Banana Bottom (1933). However, his first book, Songs from Jamaica (1912), published in London in wrappers is harder to find.