Book #34388

The Hemingway Hoax - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Joe Haldeman
Book #34388 The Hemingway Hoax - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Joe Haldeman.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1990.
ISBN: 0688090249

An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket.

When the author's father, Ernest Hemingway, dies, his widow, Mary, is left to care for the boy and manage his inheritance. Joe, the author's brother, who is 13 at the time, is authorized to act on behalf of their father and manage the money. Joe and his friends devise a plan to perpetrate a hoax on their mother and make her think their father has left her all of his money. Joe spends months planning the deception and orchestrating the events, which culminate with a grand reveal.; 8vo; FSA.

Price: $36.75

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.