New York: Charles Scribner, 1970. First edition. A Nearly Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Book with top-edge a trifle dusty and one small nick to the closed page-block (fore-edge). Dust jacket bright and complete, but with slight bubbling in the laminate on the rear panel. An excellent copy overall.
Begun by Hemingway in 1950, Islands in the Stream is the first of his posthumously published work. Hoping to revive his reputation through the release of new material found incomplete within his bank vault, Hemingway's children began to collaborate with editors who could piece together three fragments for publication in novel form. In the case of Islands in the Stream, contemporary reviewers concluded that "there is nothing novel here" and that while it is "small beer" compared to the great works of his lifetime, the book reflects a period when "hemingway was writing enthusiastically and well" (Contemporary New York Times review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4559)