In Our Time – Ernest Hemingway 1928


  • Author: Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher: Boni & Liveright, NY, 1928
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good
  • Size: 12mo
  • Attributes:

First edition, 3rd printing. Binding tight, spine faded, spine ends chipped, 1″ tear at the bottom of the spine, internally fine, unmarked. Good or better copy of Hemingway’s first book.

When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions. It earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein as the most promising American writers of the period.

In Our Time is a collection of short stories and vignettes by Ernest Hemingway, first published in 1925. The stories echo the tumultuous era of World War I and the advent of modernism.

The book introduces readers to a variety of stories, each separated by vignettes that are chapters themselves. The themes of the stories include alienation, loss, grief, and separation. Hemingway’s use of spare, precise language delivers a sense of moral value and clear vision through the simplest of statements. The book is known for its oblique depiction of emotion, a style known as Hemingway’s “theory of omission”

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