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In Our Time

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In Our Time

by Hemingway, Ernest

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About This Item

Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1924. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, copy number 23 of a limited 170 copies. 30 [1] pp. Bound in publisher's paper-covered boards with news-clipping design. Near Fine with light edge wear, light wear to spine ends with a closed tear roughly one-inch from the base (though suggesting no restoration), toning to spine and the usual browning to the endsheets. Housed in a custom cloth chemise case with morroco title label stamped in gilt. Hemingway's scarce second published book, and his first of short fiction. Though intended to be published in an edition of 300 copies, due to a printing error only 170 were released and originally sold through Sylvia Beach's literary juggernaut of a bookshop, Shakespeare & Company.

Synopsis

In Our Time is the first published collection of Hemingway's short fiction.  The book collects several of the author's short stories about American life in the early 1920's, just after WWI. A few of these stories focus on the character Nick Adams. First published in Paris in 1924 by Three Mountains Press under the title in our time - in all lower case - the first state of this work was a set of 18 vignettes and numbered 32 pages in total.  Only 300 copies were printed, but due to a printing mistake, only 170 copies were released for sale. Each copy is numbered and bears the statement of limitation that reads "of 170 copies printed rives hand-made paper this is number".  The first American publication was in 1925 by Boni & Liveright.  Although this is recognized as the next edition of the same work, it bears substantial differences.  Twelve short stories have been added.  Sixteen of the eighteen vignettes have been used as short pieces interspersed between the short stories.  Two of the original vignettes have been rewritten as the short stories "The Revolutionist" and "A Very Short Story" and the work numbers 136 pages. Hemingway regretted the lowercased title and published this version as In Our Time .

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On Jan 22 2012, Jantoshak said:
"In Our Time" serves as the perfect introduction to Hemingway, and appropriately so as it was his first release entirely comprised of short stories. It's a quick read (150-200 pages) but nonetheless very powerful.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140941742
Title
In Our Time
Author
Hemingway, Ernest
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Three Mountains Press
Place of Publication
Paris
Date Published
1924
Weight
0.00
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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