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Ernest Hemingway
The Torrents of Spring - FIRST EDITION - 1st Printing - Ernest HEMINGWAY 1926
United States: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Please see Item Description. The Torrents of Spring HEMINGWAY, Ernest Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons Location: New York, NY Date: 1926 Binding: Octavo, full bound original dark green cloth with red stamped lettering. Pages: 143 Original Price: $1.50 Edition: First Edition Printing: First Printing Description: First Edition, First Printing of Ernest Hemingway's The Torrents of Spring. Hemingway's first novel and second book to be published in America, one of only 1250 copies printed. A very scarce example and superb copy presenting in its original First Impression Dust Jacket. The author's first novel, published by Scribner's after Boni and Liveright rejected it. In this slim volume, Hemingway parodied Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter (1925), and because Anderson was under contract with Boni and Liveright, that publisher chose not to publish the parody. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, The Torrents of Spring was on one level a declaration of literary independence (Anderson had served as something of a mentor to Hemingway), but many scholars also suspect Hemingway wrote the parody to escape from his three-book contract with Boni and Liveright. If that was the case, the plan worked, and Scribner's became Hemingway's publisher for the rest of his life. Still, some reviewers saw the book as a detour in Hemingway's own career, because Torrents of Spring had little in common with the excellent short stories he had published in his first U.S. book, In Our Time. Condition: Book presents very well in ordinal full bound dark bl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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