Across the River and Into the Trees
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950.
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 Fine copy of the book in Very Good+ dust jacket. Jacket with short, one-inch tears near the spine folds and minor chipping at the crown.
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. Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #5888)