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.
  Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998): One of the finest war correspondents of the 20th century. Gutsy, insightful, and never polite for the sake of it, she was a pioneer in the field of investigative journalism, and a prolific travel-writer. She became Ernest Hemmingway’s third wife in 1940, though they eventually divorced following a tempestuous nine year relationship.

References: Moorehead, Caroline ‘
Gellhorn: A Twentieth Century Life’ introduction.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm) pp. 304. In publisher’s pale green cloth, spine lettered in black. Dust jacket priced ‘7’6 net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Very good, crease along front panel, light foxing to preliminary pages, in very good dust jacket, with minor wear to corners, slightly heavier wear to spine ends.   Ref: 108628   Price: HK$ 3,500