A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, ...Read MoreA fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great grace and cunning.Read Less
NY, Scribners, 1955 reprint, black cloth hardcover, moderate wear to cover extremities, sound square tight unmarked copy, about very good but there is what appears to be a coffee stain/spill on the bottom edge of the textblock which has caused the bottom edges of the photo section and adjacent text pages to be mildly rippled (pages are NOT stuck together, and the photos are not discolored...text pages are slightly discolored...no stuck pages, mildew, mold, odors or other nastiness. No dust jacket. A very decent reading copy that looks fine on the shelf. 6-3/8"x9-1/4".
Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. Ex-library with typical marks, wear to the edges and spine of the blue boards; pages yellowed; cracked hinges but a good book. One volume from a set. SED14. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 124535.
Poor. No Jacket. Bullfighting Books cover has minor creases and slight wear. Spine is cracked. Rubber-stamped and slight soiling inside front cover. Minor creases on first two pages. Pages are unmarked.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair. No Jacket. Ex-Library Later printing, lacking an A on the copyright page. Black cloth. No jacket. 517 pp. With a lengthy section of black and white photos, as well as color frontis painting by Juan Gris. A musing on bullfighting, exploring the philosophical and religious aspects of the practice, as well as its history and importance, especially to the Spanish culture. FAIR condition, ex-library. Many stamps on the inside covers, with a few stamps throughout. No exterior markings. Heavy fading and scuffing to the cloth, with some soiling and minor staining. Large diagonal crease/wrinkle to the cloth on the rear cover, perhaps part of the binding process. A ½ inch chip/gouge on the cloth at the center rear fore edge. Cloth very scuffed, frayed and worn along the extremities. Partial dust jacket glued to the front endpaper and inside front cover. Interior hinges cracked, with the rear cover starting to separate from the text block. Text block solid but toned.
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