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HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961)
Winner Take Nothing
New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. [Modern Literature] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp.[10]; 244; [2]. Publisher's black cloth with gilt title panels, top edge tinted red, illustrated dust-jacket priced at $2.00. Some overall toning, bookplate to pastedown, top edge a little sunned, jacket with some edge wear, neat tear to rear. A very good copy. A collection of acclaimed short stories. Ernest Hemingway made his literary start as a short-story writer and he always excelled in that medium. This volume reveals him at his best - the characters and backgrounds are widely varied: "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is about an old Spanish Beggar; "Homage to Switzerland" concerns various conversations at a Swiss railway-station restaurant; and "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" is set in the accident ward of a hospital in Western United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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