Second Printing. 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. Very Good, some light signs of dampstain at fore edge of covers, in Good dustjacket, vertical split at spine, lacks lower two inches of spine.