Islands In The Stream.

“If the wind rises it can push us against the flood when it comes": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway's Islands in the Stream; FINELY BOUND BY THE HARCOURT BINDERY

Islands In The Stream.



Item Number: 140288

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970.

First edition of Hemingway’s autobiographical novel in three parts, published posthumously. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, gilt signature to the front panel, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.

Islands in the Stream was the first of the posthumously published works of Ernest Hemingway. It 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 332 works Hemingway left behind at his death. Islands in the Stream was meant to encompass three stories to illustrate different stages in the life of its main character, Thomas Hudson. It was made into the 1977 film was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starred George C. Scott, Hart Bochner, Claire Bloom, Gilbert Roland, and David Hemmings.

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