From one of the 20th century's greatest voices comes the complete volume of his short stories featuring Nick Adams, Ernest Hemingway's memorable character, as he grows from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life. The complete collection of Ernest Hemingway's Nick ...
From one of the 20th century's greatest voices comes the complete volume of his short stories featuring Nick Adams, Ernest Hemingway's memorable character, as he grows from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life. The complete collection of Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams two dozen stories are gathered here in one volume, grouped together according to the major time periods in the protagonist's life. Based on Hemingway's own experieces as a boy and as a member of the Red Cross ambulance corps in World War I. The collection follows Nick's life as a child to parent, along with soldier, veteran, and writer and feature some of Hemingway's earliest work such as "Indian Camp" and some of his best known short stories, including "Big Two-Hearted River." Perfect for longtime Hemingway fans and as an introduction to one of America's most famous writers."
Very Good. Bantam Y2860, fourth printing of this edition with $1.95 cover price and a Preface by Philip Young. An unread, very good plus copy with a small tissue-repaired tear to top front cover and aging to paper. 245 pp.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 268 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket (price has been partly rubbed out but is still clearly visible). Sunning to top/bottom edges, faintly to spine; minor bumping to top board corners, spot at bottom of rear board; gift inscription on front free endpaper. Clean, unmarked text.
Walter Ferro; Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. 268 pp. Blue cloth with Hemingway's facsimile signature in gilt on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; brown endpapers; dustjacket woodcut and half-title page illustration by Walter Ferro; Scribner's A on the copyright page. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with two short tears along the lower edge of the front panel; price intact; some foxing on the edges of the text block; no interior markings This story collection contains: Big Two Hearted River; Three Shots; Indian Camp; The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife; Ten Indians; The Indians Moved Away; The Light of the World; The Battler; The Killers; The Last Good Country; Crossing the Mississippi; Night Before Landing; Nick Sat Against the Wall...; Now I Lay Me; A Way You'll Never Be; In Another Country; The End of Something; The Three Day Blow; Summer People; Wedding Day; On Writing; An Alpine Idyll; Cross Country Snow; and Fathers and Sons.
A Near Fine tight copy with a previous owner embossment on the front flyleaf in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a small scuff to the heel of the spine and sticker from the Hemingway House in Key West on the front cover. This collection of 24 stories featuring Hemingway's alter-ego Nick Adams finally puts the stories in chronological order with the addition of eight pieces previously unpublished and provide a more comprehensive view of of Nick's early life and his development as a writer.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. This collection of 24 stories featuring Hemingway's alter-ego Nick Adams finally puts the stories in chronological order with the addition of eight pieces previously unpublished and provide a more comprehensive view of of Nick's early life and his development as a writer. Until now, however, the stories involving Nick have always appeared so many to a book, in jumbled sequence. As a result the coherence of his adventures has been obscured, and their impact fragmented. In Men Without Women, Hemingway's second collection of stories, Nick appears first as a soldier in Italy, next as an adolescent in Summit, Illinois, then in turn as a younger boy in Michigan, a married man in Austria, and a soldier back in Italy. Or consider the trouble with "Big Two-Hearted River, " one of the best-known Hemingway stories. Placed where it was--at the end of In Our Time, the first collection--it puzzled a good many readers. Put where it goes chronologically, following the stories of World War I, its submerged tensions--the impression that Nick is exorcising some nameless anxiety--become perfectly understandable. But "A Way You'll Never Be, " which precedes "Big Two-Hearted River" in time and explains it, was published eight years and several books after it. Arranged in chronological sequence, the events of Nick's life make up a meaningful narrative in which a memorable character grows from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent--a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's own life. In this arrangement Nick Adams, who for a long time was not widely recognized as a consistent character at all, emerges clearly as the first in a long line of Hemingway's fictional selves. Later versions, from Jake Barnes and Frederic Henry to Richard Cantwell and Thomas Hudson, were all to have behind them part of Nick's history and, correspondingly, part of Hemingway's.
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