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												For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
	 - Signed First Edition
			 - 1940
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For Whom The Bell Tolls

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

by Ernest Hemingway

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons , 1940. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8.5" by 6". None. A fine, signed, first edition first impression copy of one of Ernest Hemingway's best known works 'For Whom The Bell Tolls'. First edition, first impression with the Scribner's 'A'. Dustwrapper is first impression priced $2.75. Dustwrapper, is unclipped. 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer attached to a Republican guerilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway drew on his own experiences as a journalist during the Spanish Civil War for the 'North American Newspaper Alliance'. This work is often regarded as one of Hemingway's best works. Loosely inserted is Ernest Hemingway's signature. A very smart example of this important piece of American literature. In the publisher's original cloth binding. With unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent, with minor shelfwear. Small loss to the top spine label. Dustwrapper is very smart. Minor chips to the head and tail of spine. Tape repair to the head and tail of spine internally and to the head and tail of joints. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Just the odd spot. Near Fine

Synopsis

Many consider  For Whom the Bell Tolls  to be author Ernest Hemingway’s finest work. Inspired by Hemingway’s time as a war correspondent for The North American Newspaper Alliance during the Spanish Civil War,  For Whom the Bell Tolls  is a stark and brutal commentary on the nature of war, sacrifice, and death. In fact, many believe his work is among the best depictions of the Spanish Civil War written. As with some of Hemingway’s other work, many of the characters, experiences, and events were based off real people and battles Hemingway saw.  One of the most interesting qualities of  For Whom the Bell Tolls  is the use and restraint of profanity. Even though Hemingway had already written much about war and tribulations and had never seemed inclined to limit the use of vulgar language, For Whom the Bell Tolls is a clear exemption. When writing dialogue, Hemingway would insert the word “obscenity” instead of writing the exact word or phrase. There has been a lot of discussion about the reason for such omissions, and while some believe Hemingway was worried about the book being banned and thus wanted to make the book as reader-friendly as possible for a brutally violent war novel, others believe the omissions of profanity was due to transliteration problems and the author’s attempt to be as honest to the dialogue he heard as possible.  There is no arguing with the legacy and influence Hemingway had not only on American culture, but also on generations of future writers. The Beatnik generation referred to Hemingway as “Papa” with a quite reverence, and Hemingway inspired countless journalists with his in-depth profiles and wartime articles. Even the cities where he wrote his books are now places for pilgrimage among his most devoted fans. Hemingway first started writing  For Whom the Bell Tolls  in Cuba and later finished it in Sun Valley, Idaho. In fact, both hotel rooms are now popular tourist destinations.

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Details

bookseller
Rooke Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
738L7
Title
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Author
Ernest Hemingway
Illustrator
None
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1940
Keywords
Hemingway Bell Tolls Signed Novels Bell Tolls
Size
8.5\" by 6\"

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shelfwear
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