If He Hollers Let Him Go

by Chester, Himes

If He Hollers Let Him Go is the first novel by Chester Himes, published in 1945. It is about an African American shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II. A 1968 film adaptation with Raymond St. Jacques, Barbara McNair, Kevin McCarthy, and Arthur O'Connell bore little resemblance to the book. The story spans four days in the life of Bob Jones, a newcomer to L.A. from Ohio, who has some college education and works as a crew leader in a naval shipyard. It is considered a protest novel, in the same vein as Richard Wright's book Native Son, published 5 years earlier. 

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The first edition of If He Hollers, Let Him Go was published by Doubleday Douran in 1945.

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1945
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New York: Doubleday and Company, 1945. Hardcover. Very Good/About Very Good. Signed by Chester Himes, inscribed to Joe Wershba (probably the CBS journalist and producer) on front free endpaper in New York City, February 17, 1946. Second printing of the first edition. Very Good with bump to spine, dampstain to front cloth and light wear, in supplied About… Read more about this item
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1947
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London: The Falcon Press, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor. Original black cloth, gold lettering and decoration to spine. 203 pages. Previous owner's signature on flyleaf. Dustjacket (now protected) has four chunks missing and no front flap. First UK edition of Himes' debut novel detailing the fear, anger, and humiliation of a black employee of a racist… Read more about this item
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1945
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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1945. Very Good. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1945. First Edition, stated. Octavo; [vi], 249pp. Publisher's black cloth with yellow lettering to spine. Missing dust jacket. Ex- Brentano's Rental Library, Washington, D.C. with stamp at bottom of front free endpaper and abrasions / glue residue to front and back pastedowns where… Read more about this item
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(New York): Signet / The New American Library, 1949. Softcover. Near Fine. First paperback edition. Mass market paperback. Illustrated wrappers. Small chip at the crown, nicks and a bit of delamination along the edges, near fine. Himes' first novel.
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GB: Ace (Harborough), 1959. Reasonably clean tight book but one cover crease bottom right of front cover and slight spine creasing and rubbing.. 1st Thus. Paperback. VG-.
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1949
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New York: Signet Books, 1949. 191pp. Stiff pictorial cover. ( The cover art is a White woman finger pointing at an African American man. Browniing to the pages,Small clip off a corner. This is the first novel by American writer Chester Himes, published in 1945, about an African-American shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II. It… Read more about this item
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Sphere Books, 1967. Paperback. Acceptable. 1967. First Edition Thus. 188 pages. Pictorial paper covers. Moderate tanning to pages, text block edges and reverse of covers. Pen inscription to first page. Hinges are lightly cracked but covers remain firmly attached. Paper covers have light edge-wear and corner curling with minor tanning and scuffing overall. Spine has minor rolling and… Read more about this item
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ALL THE FISHES COME HOME TO ROOST an American Misfit in India

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by Chester Himes

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1945
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1945. Nice copy of his first book. Unmarked, tight and square. Black paper covered boards with yellow lettering to spine. Head of spine has moderate wear from bump or storage. Textblock only very lightly toned. Supple. Tips pretty sharp. Scarce. Jacket is a professionally… Read more about this item
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