Book #18158

The Best American Short Stories of the Century - Uncorrected Page Proof

John Updike, Katrina Kenison

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Advance Review Copy; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.

A handsome Advance Reading Copy (ARC) in unread Fine condition.

Edited by John Updike and Katrina Kenison, this massive book contains 55 extraordinary short stories from the Great American authors of the 20th century, including legendary names such as Saul Bellow, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, E. B. White, Tennessee Williams and many others.

Price: $49.00

Author Bio

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. A writer and journalist, he is best known for his novels The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952).

He volunteered for an ambulance unit during World War I and later became a leading member of the "Lost Generation." His terse, understated prose made an indelible mark on 20th century literature and his persona as a sportsman and adventurer inspired generations of followers.

He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for The Old Man and the Sea, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

He nearly died in two plane crashes and the injuries he sustained left him in pain for his remaining years. In 1961, Hemingway committed suicide at his home in Idaho.