Across the River and Into the TreesHemingway, Ernest
182pp. Black cloth with silver & gold imprint. Clean dust jacket, but with slight browning on the edges. Fine Condition. Of all Hemingway's novels, this is the one about which opinion is most divided. It was written after For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), his first popular success, and before the bestselling The Old Man and the Sea (1952), but it had its detractors. The main character is Colonel Richard Cantwell who is in Venice after the war. His bitterness and lack of hope for the future were taken as Hemingway’s own, and they kept the book from having an easy popularity. Readers Union (Jonathon Cape), London. (original publication 1950), this English edition, 1952. $30.