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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A Moveable Feast - Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties - Ernest Hemingway

1964 - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York - First American edition [A-3.64[H] on the copyright page. Price of $4.95 on jacket]
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.’ – Hemingway to a friend, 1950.

A bright copy of Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomised.

Illustrated with eight black and white photographs.
 
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The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway

1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition, First Issue
‘I am a strange old man’.

‘But are you strong enough now for a truly big fish?’

‘I think so. And there are many tricks’.


A fine copy in bright dust jacket.
 
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Letters to Elizabeth: A Selection of Letters from John Steinbeck to Elizabeth Otis - John Steinbeck, Florian J. Shasky, Susan F. Riggs (editors)

1978 - The Book Club of California, San Francisco - One of 500 copies printed by the Plantin Press
Edited by Florian J. Shasky and Susan F. Riggs.

Illustrated with a facsimile letter.

Elizabeth Otis was Steinbeck's literary agent and friend for forty years. The introduction to the letters is by Carlton Sheffield, Steinbeck's lifelong friend and roommate at Stanford.
 
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Price HK$ 2,500