Sweet Man (AFRICAN-AMERICAN INTEREST)
Price: 550.00 USD
New York: Viking Press, 1930. First Edition. Wenck dustjacket art. African-American themed novel by this white author and southern newspaperman concerning John Henry..."the Negro vagabond, son of a mulatto and a white man." The dustjacket copy continues to state: "In him is the urge of the wanderer...new women loved and then forgotten. Only one woman is able to hold him for any length of time and after their marriage even she must give way to John Henry's burning desire for adventure. The pages of Sweet Man teem with elemental and casual passion, love, hate, murder, a horrible lynching, the racy life of the old Beale Street, the sophisticated life of a decadent household in Hollywood." Dialect speech is made use of in the novel. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, modest wear and rubbing to edges and spine ends, unobtrusive squares of paper tape affixed to verso of jacket at spine and flap corners, small chip at mid front spine edge mended with scotch tape.