Book #45050

Hokum: A Play In Three Acts - 1st Edition

Ernest Hemingway, Morris McNeil

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [8], 9-138, [6] pages
Publisher: Wellesley Hills, MA: The Sans Souci Press, 1978.

A most handsome first edition bound in full natural off-white buckram. Endleaves, wrapper and slipcase in antique green and the title page printed in green and black; Very Fine in alike dust jacket and original slip-case, one of 200 copies for the trade, this one being number 110. Grissom A.52.1.a.

Hokum is the co-authored play in three acts by Ernest Hemingway and Morris McNeil, copyrighted by McNeil in 1921 but never published. This 1978 publication is the first as it would have otherwise been (in 1921) Ernest Hemingway's first known published book.

Price: $190.00

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.