In Our Time.
New York, Boni & Liveright, 1925
When In Our Time was published it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein as one of the most promising American writers of that period. This collection contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories Indian Camp, The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife, The Three Day Blow and The Battler. It introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a lean, tough prose, enlivened by an ear for the colloquial and an eye for the realistic that suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and a clarity of heart.
Now recognised as one of the most original short story collections in twentieth-century literature, In Our Time serves as a key to Hemingway's later works.
Banned in Germany from 1933 to 1945 by the ruling National Socialist party.
First edition, 8vo; slight age-toning, bookplate to upper pastedown, else fine; publisher's black cloth gilt, geometric design to upper cover, printed dust-jacket, the upper panel bisected into boxes containing appraisals of the author's literary skills and the rear one with reviews of this title from literary luminaries such as Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos and Waldo Frank, some age-darkening, more so to spine, chipped on corners and spine-ends with short split to inner edge of upper panel, otherwise in a remarkably good and original state; [1-15], 16-214, [215, blank] pp.
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