Men Without Women was a milestone in Hemingway's career. Fiesta had already established him as a novelist of exceptional power, but with these short stories, his second collection, he showed that it is possible, within the space of a few pages, to recreate a scene with absolute truth, bringing to life details observed only by the eye of a uniquely ...
Men Without Women was a milestone in Hemingway's career. Fiesta had already established him as a novelist of exceptional power, but with these short stories, his second collection, he showed that it is possible, within the space of a few pages, to recreate a scene with absolute truth, bringing to life details observed only by the eye of a uniquely gifted artist. Hemingway's men are bullfighters and boxers, hired hands and hard drinkers, gangsters and gunmen. Each of their stories deals with masculine toughness unsoftened by woman's hand. Incisive, hard-edged, pared down to the bare minimum, they are classic Hemingway territory - they helped establish him as one of the great literary authors of the twentieth century, and one of the best American authors of all time.
First edition, first issue. In the original gray trial dust jacket with three orange bands, black lettering and charging bull design to front panel and spine, original printed price of $2.00 to the front flap, flaps and rear panel otherwise blank. Very good or better book with some rubbing along the edges and to the gold labels; dust jacket very lightly worn with a few tiny tears, minor creases and light nicks. An excellent example of the extremely scarce trial dust jacket. Men without Women is Hemingway's second collection of short stories, including four that were previously unpublished. Many of the stories, which include "Hills Like White Elephants" and "Che Ti Dice La Patria? , " were influenced by Hemingway's travels throughout Europe in the 1920's.
Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. One of 7, 650 copies. Publisher's black cloth, gold title panels with black lettering to the front board and spine, pictorial endpapers with bull illustration and stripes in yellow; in the original first issue dust jacket without blurbs to the front panel, bull illustration and stripes to the front panel in orange, black lettering, bull illustration to the spine in black. A bright copy, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, bright and fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with light wear and a few minor nicks to the extremities, a few light spots of minor soiling to the otherwise bright panels, light soiling and a vertical crease to the spine, else fine. Overall, a near fine and attractive copy, free of any restoration or repair. Hanneman A7a. Men Without Women is Hemingway's second collection of short stories, comprised of ten previously published and 4 previously unpublished pieces. Specifically, it includes "The Undefeated, " "In Another Country, " "Hills like White Elephants, " "The Killers, " "Che ti dice la Patria? , " "Fifty Grand, " "A Simple Enquiry, " "Ten Indians, " "A Canary for One, " "An Alpine Idyll, " "A Pursuit Race, " "To-Day is Friday, " "Banal Story, " and "Now I Lay Me." Men Without Women was influenced by Hemingway's travels throughout Europe in the 1920s, with many stories set in Spain and Italy. In classic Hemingway fashion, this early collection also addresses the themes of World War I, bullfighting, and boxing.
Very Good+ SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "WITH ALL GOOD WISHES" BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY ON FFEP without personalization. Inscription is legible but sunned. A Very Good+ hardback Early Printing (circa 1928) with mild stain edge, crease spine label in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with mild soil, scuffs, and chips. 8vo. 232 pp. Grissom A.7.1. a describes this as Dust Jacket format D.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Original cloth in dust jacket. Jacket is spine darkened with shallow chipping at top and bottom; very good. Hemingway's second collection of short stories, including "The Killers", "Hills Like White Elephants, " "In Another Country, " and Nick Adams in "Ten Indians"--amongst ten other stories originally published in magazines. Some of his most compelling and important early writing, touching on all of what would become Hemingway's recurring themes (war, sport and, of course, men and women).
Very Good in Good, Mylar jacket. A very good hardcover copy, with blue boards and gilt lettering on the spine. Light shelf wear. Light fading on spine and tops of boards. Tight binding. Clean pages. Jacket is in good condition and mylar-protected. Sunned and chipped. spine, with a few tears and chipping on the head and tail. Small nicks elsewhere and wear on corners. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Short Fiction; Inventory No: 012169.
Fine. First English edition. 8vo. Full gilt stamped dark blue morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine with raised bands and gilt ruled compartments, covers ruled in gilt with gilt rolled edges, gilt stamped inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Fine, fresh copy. No signatures or bookplates.
Very Good in Good jacket. First Edition, second state with jacket front panel showing a blurb from the New York Sun. Previous owner's signature. A respectable copy in a worn DJ with some repairs to verso.
Very Good/Fair. 8vo, black cloth, Scribner's colophon on copyright page. Unclipped jacket has $2.00 price on front flap. First printing in a 2nd state jacket (w/reviews from NY Evening Post and New York Sun in orange bands on dj cover) Toned tape repairs to back side of dj, creasing, edge chipping with the top edge of the rear panel chipped off about half inch (and less), chips at spine ends, hole in spine strip, and a small closed tear at to the fabric at the head of the spine strip. Front inner hinge intact, rear hinge started and was then expertly tightened. Text block and decorative endpapers fresh and unmarked.
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