A Long Way From Home

New York: Lee Furman, (1937).


Hardcover. First edition, green cloth variant binding. Bump and tiny light stain on the rear board else fine in just about fine Aaron Douglas-illustrated dustwrapper with a faint corresponding stain on the rear panel. A much nicer than usual copy. McKay's recitation of his experiences during his self-imposed exile abroad.

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A Long Way From Home. Claude McKAY.

Claude McKay
birth name: Claude McKay
born: 9/15/1890
died: 5/22/1948

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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 Literaturemore

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.more