The War is just over. In Venice, a city elaborately and affectionately described, the American Colonel, Richard Cantrell, falls passionately in love with Renata, a young Italian countess who has 'a profile that could break your or anyone else's heart'. Cantrell is embittered, war-scarred and old enough to be Renata's father, but he is overwhelmed ...Read MoreThe War is just over. In Venice, a city elaborately and affectionately described, the American Colonel, Richard Cantrell, falls passionately in love with Renata, a young Italian countess who has 'a profile that could break your or anyone else's heart'. Cantrell is embittered, war-scarred and old enough to be Renata's father, but he is overwhelmed by the selflessness and freshness of the love she is offering. But this is no fairy tale. The fighting may be ended, but the wounds of war have not yet healed. And for some, the longed-for peace has come too late. A lesser known classic by one of the great American writers of the twentieth century, Across the River And Into The Trees is still vintage Hemingway.Read Less
Very Good. Book A first UKedition of acclaimedAmerican authorErnest Hemingway's 'Across the River and into the Trees'. The first chapter opens on the last day in the life of protagonist, Colonel Richard Cantwell, who is duck hunting in Trieste. Much of the novel is a protracted flashback, with Cantwell thinking about a young Venetian woman, Renata, and about his life as a soldier during the war. In Italy, Hemingway had met a young woman, Adriana Ivancich, with whom he was infatuated and he used as the model for the female character in the novel. A central theme in the novel is death and how one faces death. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. The dustwrapper is handsomely illustrated. Condition: In a green cloth binding with an embossed cover design. Externallysmartwith some shelfwear only, with slight discolouration to the edges and some sunning to spine. Dustwrapper generally sound with some wear and browning to the extremities and some loss to spine. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout. Overall: VERY GOODwith a GOOD dustwrapper.
Near Fine. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "BEST WISHES" BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY without personalization. A Near Fine hardback Early Edition with minimal foxing edges in a Very Good Dust Jacket with small piece missing spine tip of Dust Jacket, chips, short closed tears, foxing. Price on dj flap $3.00. 8vo. 308 pp.
Draft script for an unproduced film titled "Across the River and Into the Trees, " by Allan (Alan) Scott, based on Ernest Hemingway's 1950 novel of the same name, set to have been produced by Robert Haggiag. First generation photocopied script with photocopied notations throughout. Allan Scott's notable film credits as screenwriter include "Don't Look Now" (1973), "The Awakening" (1980), "The Witches" (1990), and "Shallow Grave" (1994). Hemingway's novel opens on the last day of Richard Cantwell's life, just as this script does. The script's opening scene is in a doctor's office, with Cantwell receiving all the bad news about his health. The central theme here, as with the novel, seems to be how man faces the inevitable: death. Black Studio Duplicating Service wrappers with gilt titles. Title page present, dated 1983, with a credit for screenwriter Scott and producer Haggiag. 113 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 112. Photographically reproduced. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
308pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Black cloth boards with gilt stamping to front board and spine. Pictorial jacket with photograph of Hemingway on the rear panel. Near fine. The book shows faint traces of wear. The spine ends are gently bumped, and the spine is just a little cocked. Tanned pages. The dust jacket shows some light rubbing, spine lightly sunned, and some edge wear; very good. Slight toning to rear panel of dust jacket. Hanneman A23. An exceptionally nice copy. Hemingway won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Old Man and the Sea.
Good. No dust jacket. 308 p. Black cloth W/ authors name in gold on front binding= On title page dated "1950: ""=matching verso 's at 1950-. Also "A" letter & Scribner longo on verso. This must be the Scribner: First Edition: =.308 pgs clean & unmarked=Not X-Library Copy= Owner signed= Many thanks....Mel
Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine and with the gilt facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. There is a prior owner's stamped name and date of "Sept. '50" at the upper corner of the first free end page which makes this one of the earlier copies of the first printing run. In a very good unclipped dust jacket and with a 1/4" deep by 1/2" chip at the upper edge of the spine area and with rubbing and wear at the lower edge of the spine area with some minor marks of wear and rubbing at the folds. On the whole this jacket is a very attractive and pleasing copy. It shows the yellow printing and yellow title block on the spine area indicative of the first state of the jacket. 308 pages of text. This is a handsome, very collectable copy of one of Hemingway's last titles. (Hanneman, 23A)
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