This is a first edition/first printing in a first edition dust jacket of Ernest Hemingway's classic novel - "A Farewell to Arms".
The original dust jacket is considered by many to be one of the greatest of the 20th century -- rivaled only by the cover of The Great Gatsby.
Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel "A Farewell to Arms." In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was published in 1926.
He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.
This first trade edition states 1929 on the bottom of the title page. The copyright page has a matching copyright date of 1929 and the Scribner's seal on the bottom.
Presented in a custom, handcrafted leather and cloth protective clamshell, which features a black and white portrait of the famous author on the cover. Exceptional!
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