Home to Harlem

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1928.

Price: $150.00

Hardcover. Fifth printing, a month after the first. Owner's name and date in May, 1928. spine lettering a little dull, overall edgewear, a near very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. A novel about a soldier returning to the temptation of Harlem night life after the horrors of the Great War.

Item #443486

item image

Home to Harlem. Claude McKAY.

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

View Reference Info


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