Across the River and into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway [1977 HARDCOVER]
Across the River and into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway
BOOK CLUB EDITION  CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS / HUDSON RIVER EDITIONS
Rare vintage book club edition. Missing dust jacket.
Ex-library copy. Cloth boards have some shelf wear / spotting. Faint sharpie mark on front; code on spine.
Inside reads as new. Pages are bright white and clean. What appears to be a sliver of dust jacket panel fixed to front endpaper w/ some doodling. Some elaborate doodling on bottom of text block [see photos] -- Perfect reading copy.
HEMINGWAY'S POIGNANT TALE OF A LOVE FOUND TOO LATE
Set in Venice at the close of World War II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him. It is a love so overpowering and spontaneous that it revitalizes the man's spirit and encourages him to dream of a future, even though he knows that there can be no hope for long. Spanning a matter of hours, Across the River and into the Trees is tender and moving, yet tragic in the inexorable shadow of what must come.