The Torrents of Spring

The Torrents of Spring. Ernest Hemingway.
The Torrents of Spring
The Torrents of Spring
The Torrents of Spring
The Torrents of Spring
The Torrents of Spring
The Torrents of Spring
The Torrents of Spring
The Torrents of Spring

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition. First edition. One of 1250 copies issued. A Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. Book spine a trifle faded and cocked, a few little scuffs to the front board, internal contents are clean. Near Fine dust jacket with a few short tears at the crown and extremities, a couple faint dampstains on the rear panel, but generally presenting well.

An early work of satire by the young Hemingway, who aimed his humor at the style of writers such as Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, and D.H. Lawrence and separated himself from the pack as a result. "The delightful entertainment of Torrents of Spring, if not precisely what might have been expected of the author of In Our Time, is full-blooded comedy, with a sting of satire at the expense of certain literary affectations...It is almost in the nature of literary vaudeville, which will appeal mainly to Mr. Hemingway's fellow craftsmen. He is not parodying merely a manner but a philosophy and an attitude, a fundamental approach" (contemporary New York Times review).

Hanneman A4a.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4931)

Price: $7,500

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