On a Mediterranean honeymoon, writer David Bourne begins to receive excellent notices for his second novel. He is eager to begin writing again. His ...Show synopsisOn a Mediterranean honeymoon, writer David Bourne begins to receive excellent notices for his second novel. He is eager to begin writing again. His wife encourages him, but resenting his writerly solitude, she involves them both in a strange, erotic triangle with another young woman.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library. Sewn binding....Very good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Audience: General/trade. This is the hardcover stated Scribner's First Edition from 1986. Other than ex lib markings and a hint of scoliosis, both the mylar-covered dj and the book are in very good condition. There are no rips, tears, etc. ---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe.
Description:First Edition. The scarce uncorrected proof copy for this...First Edition. The scarce uncorrected proof copy for this previously unpublished novel. Paperbound in specially printed covers. With the label affixed to cover stressing extreme secrecy and noting: "We are issuing only a very limited number and are keeping complete records of the names of all recipients." Fine copy.
Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986
Description:4to. 497 pp., Very Good, Bound in blue plastic covers, Comb...4to. 497 pp., Very Good, Bound in blue plastic covers, Comb Binding of Copied (Xeroxed) Typescript, with editiorial changes. Stamped "Submission: Book Of The Month Club, Inc." Scarce (one of six copies? ) Hemingway Collectible.
Description:Near Fine. No Jacket. Advance Copy. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Bound...Near Fine. No Jacket. Advance Copy. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Bound in blue plastic covers, spiral bound. 497 pp., printed rectos only. Reproduced from the corrected typescript with editiorial changes reproduced. First leaf states, "Submission Book of the Month Club, Inc." Minor bumping to bottom out corners, otherwise Fine. Issued for consideration by the Book of the Month Club. Number prepared is unknown, but of a similar advance copy done for BOMC earler in the year--there were only six made. This precedes the regular advance proof of this posthumous novel. It was accepted by the Book of the Month Club for publication. It shows final editorial changes (presumably by Scribner's). A scarce Hemingway collectible.
Reading Garden of Eden feels almost as if you are reading someone's personal diary. A truly exotic, seductive, and dangerous story of a man and his wife, who ultimately invite another woman into their life. The book takes you on a tour of Europe with the vivid descriptions of the towns in which they visit. Although it is fairly easy to foresee how the book will end, it is an exciting read from cover to cover nevertheless.
Well, what to say - of course this wasn't finished by Hemingway, of course it is only a part of much longer (intented, at least) work, but still it is beautiful. It captures a moment, in that unique Hemingway style, of a blissful threeway relationship before everything goes sour. It is a fairy tale, all in all, but if you experienced some of that fairy tale things in your own, maybe just for one moment, and if you romantic, and if you like coctails and dreams and european beaches than it is a perfect book for you :)
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