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Home to Harlem Paperback - 2024

by Claude McKay

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Home to Harlem was the first best-seller by an African-American. First printed by Harper and Brothers in 19278, the novel quickly went to subsequent printings. Jack Brown, a black soldier who deserts the Great War in France and returns to Home to Harlem in the novel. The city’s nightlife is full of temptation for Brown after the horrors of the Great War. The grit and grime and hardness of the industrial city are pitted against the idealism of rural life, while characters live the frustration of intellectual potential and aspiration limited by prejudiced circumstances.McKay was criticized for depicting stereotypes of lower-class blacks in the novel, while others celebrated what they considered realistic views of Harlem in the 1920s.

From the rear cover

With raw, unflinching candor, author Claude McKay explores race, identity, love, and loss and gives voice to the plight of young Black men during the Jazz Age. Jake Brown, a Black American soldier and a World War I deserter, returns to Harlem and struggles to find his place in a vibrant working-class community that's rife with poverty, crime, and racism. He meets various characters, including a displaced Haitian intellectual, prostitutes, hustlers, and jazz musicians, and he experiences everything from love and joy to despair and violence.
A pivotal figure of the Harlem Renaissance, McKay is celebrated for his captivating poetry and prose that echo the struggles and affirmations of the Black experience. Despite receiving praise and condemnation upon its publication in 1928 for its sensual, brutally honest portrayal of urban life, Home to Harlem became the first bestseller written by a Black author.

First Edition Identification

The first printing of Home to Harlem by Claude McKay was published by Harper and Brothers in 1928. The novel quickly went to subsequent printings. "First edition" stated on copyright page with code "A-C" indicating publication in January 1928.

Details

  • Title Home to Harlem
  • Author Claude McKay
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 160
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Dover Publications
  • Date 2024-04-17
  • ISBN 9780486852584 / 048685258X
  • Weight 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.8 x 4.9 x 0.6 in (19.81 x 12.45 x 1.52 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 20th Century
    • Demographic Orientation: Urban
    • Ethnic Orientation: African American
  • Library of Congress subjects African Americans, Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2023038971
  • Dewey Decimal Code 813.52

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