New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970. First Edition with appropriate "A" in number line, month 9.70, with (V) as manufacturer on copyright page. Cloth and boards. Tall 8vo, green cloth with gold lettering on spine with black label and Hemingway facsimile signature stamped in gold of front cover, archival polyester-protected green map dust jacket (unclipped), map endpapers, [x] + 466 pages. Near Fine / Fine. Item #7202
Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical style, life of adventure and public image have been very influential. Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Islands in the Stream (1970) is the first of the posthumously published novels of Ernest Hemingway. The book was originally intended to revive Hemingway’s reputation after the negative reviews of Across the River and Into the Trees. He began writing it in 1950 and advanced greatly through 1951. The work, rough but seemingly finished, was found by Mary Hemingway among works Hemingway left behind at his death.
The three different parts of the novel were originally to be titled "The Sea When Young", "The Sea When Absent" and "The Sea in Being". These titles were changed, however, into what are now its three acts: "Bimini", "Cuba", and "At Sea."
The book was made into a 1977 film starring George C. Scott, Hart Bochner, Claire Bloom, and Gilbert Roland.
FINE OVERALL CONDITION! Tight, bright, clean copy in sharp dust jacket (unclipped). Small 3/8" tea (rum?) stain on foredges. No previous owner or remainder marks.