The Complete Works of Ernest Hemingway in 19 Beautiful Leather Bound Volumes.
Many of Hemingway's works are considered classics of American literature.
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1990. "The Complete Works of Ernest Hemingway" Limited Edition. A complete and matching 19-volume leather-bound collection of the Nobel Prize-winner's works. The 19 volume library includes all the legendary novels, Hemingway's incisive short stories, and the renowned journalism and non-fiction. Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. Sewn-in ribbon bookmark and silk moire end papers. Comprehensive introductions along with exclusive illustrations. Most of the volumes are illustrated. Includes 17 of the Hemingway bookplates.
This is the best and most colorful Ernest Hemingway set ever.
The Easton Press subsequently printed two other monotone issues of this set, one in the late 1990's, the other around 2005, in which a 20th book was added to the set. This first issue is the only set with the multi-colored covers and bindings.
This is the First Collector's Edition that features the thicker boards.
This complete matching set includes the following volumes:
- "The Sun Also Rises", introduction by Matthew Bruccoli, illustrated by Richard Powers. [Very Fine]
- "The Garden of Eden", introduction by John Updike, illustrated by Alan Phillips [Very Fine-, tiny mark to page edge]
- "Death In The Afternoon", introduction by William F. Buckley, Jr., illustrated by Richard Powers [Very Fine]
- "By-Line, Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades", edited by William White, illustrated by Alan Phillips [Very Fine]
- "The Old Man and The Sea", introduction by Charles Scribner, Jr., illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard [Very Fine]
- "Across the River and Into The Trees", illustrated by Alan Phillips [Very Fine]
- "A Farewell To Arms", introduction by Ford Madox Ford, illustrated by Richard Sparks [Very Fine]
- "To Have and Have Not", illustrated by Richard Sparks [Very Fine]
- "Green Hills of Africa", introduction by Patrick Hemingway, decorations by Edward Shenton. [Very Fine-, small mark to page edge]
- "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", introduction by A.E. Hotchner, illustrated by Richard Powers [Very Fine]
- "The Fifth Column and Four Stories of The Spanish Civil War", not illustrated [Very Fine]
- "A Moveable Feast", introduction by George Plimpton, illustrated with black and white photos [Very Fine]
- "In Our Time, Stories by Ernest Hemingway", illustrated by Alan Phillips [Very Fine-, small mark to page edge]
- "Men Without Women", not illustrated [Very Fine]
- "The Torrents of Spring", not illustrated [Very Fine]
- "Winner Takes Nothing", illustrated by Alan Phillips [Very Fine]
- "The Dangerous Summer", introduction by James Michener, not illustrated [Very Fine]
- "For Whom The Bell Tolls", introduction by Sinclair Lewis, illustrated with lithographs by Lynd Ward [Very Fine-, small white mark top of page edges]
- "Islands In The Stream", illustrated by Richard Powers [Very Fine]
About the author
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three nonfiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school, he was a reporter for a few months for The Kansas City Star before leaving for the Italian Front to enlist as an ambulance driver in World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms (1929).
In 1921, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of four wives. They moved to Paris where he worked as a foreign correspondent and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s' "Lost Generation" expatriate community. Hemingway's debut novel The Sun Also Rises was published in 1926. He divorced Richardson in 1927, and married Pauline Pfeiffer. They divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), which he covered as a journalist and which was the basis for his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940. He and Gellhorn separated after he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. Hemingway was present with Allied troops as a journalist at the Normandy landings and the liberation of Paris.
He maintained permanent residences in Key West, Florida (in the 1930s) and in Cuba (in the 1940s and 1950s). He almost died in 1954 after plane crashes on successive days, with injuries leaving him in pain and ill health for much of the rest of his life. In 1959, he bought a house in Ketchum, Idaho, where, in mid-1961, he committed suicide.
Each volume Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
Each volume in the complete set is unread with square and tight spines. Sharp corners. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The graphics and lettering are clear and not faded. Each edition is a wonderful bright clean copy. Includes 17 of the specially designed bookplates that was custom for this set.
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