New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. First American edition. First printing with Scribner's "A" on the copyright page and bright yellow on the jacket spine. A Near Fine copy of the book with the text block a bit toned and the spine gilt a trifle rubbed. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with some chipping at the spine ends and wear at the extremities.
A wonderful copy of one of Hemingway's later novels. Across the River and Into the Trees follows the meditations and ruminations of Colonel Richard Cantwell, who, while sitting in a duck blind in Venice, Italy, looks back on his life. Cantwell's nostalgia and remorse sharply divided reviewers and the general reading public. While the book topped the New York Times bestseller list for many weeks, gloomy critics criticized the novel and the author. Across the River and Into the Trees is a novel that grapples with the distorting power of memory at the end of life. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #4543)