“Any man's life, told truly, is a novel": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon
Death in the Afternoon.
Item Number: 101829
Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1932.
First edition of Hemingway’s early work on bullfighting. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece by Juan Gris. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips. Jacket illustration by Roberto Domingo.
Published in 1932, Death in the Afternoon is Hemingway's masterwork on the magnificence of the art of bull-fighting. John Dos Passos praised the book as "an absolute model for how that sort of thing ought to be done," and a contemporary review in The New York Herald Tribune described it as "full of the vigor and forthrightness of the author's personality, his humor, his strong opinions—and language… In short, it is the essence of Hemingway" (Mellow, 415).