The Trouble I’ve Seen - Martha Gellhorn, H. G. Wells (preface)

1936 - Putnam, London - First Edition
‘The only way I can pay back for what fate and society have handed me is to try, in minor totally useless ways, to make an angry sound against injustice.’

An attractive copy of Martha Gellhorn’s first work of fiction, with a preface by H. G. Wells. This brilliant collection reveals four tender, yet unflinching, portraits of men and women whose lives are devastated through poverty, forced migration, and war. Enraged by the inequality and ruin she witnessed throughout her career as a foreign correspondent, Gellhorn fought to bring these issues into the spotlight, and her work in both fiction and journalism was met with critical acclaim. Although it has been over eighty years since ‘
The Trouble I’ve Seen’ was first published, the messages and themes within it remain as prevalent today as they were in the 1930’s.  
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To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway

1937 - Jonathan Cape, London - First English Edition
Hemingway’s novel about Key West and Cuba. His fourth novel and first to be published after A Farewell to Arms eight years earlier.

The basis for the classic Howard Hawks' 1944 film, scripted by William Faulkner and Jules Furthman, and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in her debut.
 
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Islands in the Stream - Ernest Hemingway

1970 - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York - First Edition
The first of Hemingway’s fictional works to be published posthumously. Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini, where his loneliness is broken by the vacation visit of his three young sons, to his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II.

The greater part of the story takes place in a Havana bar.
 
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