John Henry (novel)
dust-jacket illustration for John Henry
|Illustrator||J. J. Lankes|
|Publisher||Harper & Brothers|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
John Henry is a 1931 novel by Roark Bradford and illustrated by woodcut artist J. J. Lankes, based on the African-American folk hero of the same name. It was made into a Broadway play and later a musical featuring Paul Robeson in the title role and Ruby Elzy as Julie Anne.
- "Show me the machine I can beat it"
- Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 58.