Thelwell, Michael.THE HARDER THEY COME. GROVE PRESS. NY 1980 1980 0394175999 / 9780394175997 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket First edition. Paperback issue. (A hardcover issue was published simultaneously with the paperback. ) Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. (Small spot on bottom edge. ) Novelization of the 1972 cult reggae film, starring Jimmy Cliff.