A selection of front covers of various editions of the books of John Clellon Holmes (click on thumbnail to enlarge)
|USA 1952||USA 1958||UK 1959||USA 1977||USA 1980||USA 1988||USA 2002|
|UK 2006||Spain 2009|
The USA and UK Ace editions were abridged by an editor in order to reduce length.
Most of the cuts involved the character Stofsky (based on Ginsberg).
The title of the UK edition was changed to The Beat Boys in order that it should not
be confused with a British travel journal called GO.
|USA 1958||USA 1959||UK 1959||UK 1961||UK 1961||UK 1968||USA 1980|
|UK 1980||USA 1988||USA 1999||UK 2009||USA 2011||Germany 1963||Germany 1989|
|Germany 1993||France 2006||Spain 2011|
|USA 1964||USA 1966||UK 1966||USA 1988|
|USA 1967||UK 1968||USA 1981||USA 1985||USA 1987||USA 1988||USA 1988|
|USA 1977||USA 1979||USA 1988||USA 1989|
A full biography of John Clellon Holmes, by Ann and Sam Charters, was published in November 2010.
Previously, John's sister Elizabeth had published a memoir of life with her brother and his friends
in New York City between 1947-1954, of which the Beat Scene Press edition is an extract.
|UK 2008||US 2008||US 2010|
|USA 1976||USA 1979||USA 1981||UK 1988||Netherlands 1989|
Compiled by Dave Moore
Thanks to Jeffrey Smalldon and Horst Spandler for the use of their book cover images.
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