From Here to Eternity Presentation Signed Limited First Edition (with) a Photograph of the Author By Marc Riboud of Magnum Photos Paris
Jones, James

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. F 861 pages; Presentation Edition, No. 209 of the limited edition, signed by James Jones on the limitation page. Wartime novel by American author James Jones (1921 - 1977) " sales steadily climbed to more than 4 million copies. His novel was given the National Book Award in 1952, winning over J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. The stunning 1953 movie, starring Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed, and Frank Sinatra, won eight Academy Awards. (The novel was published in England in 1952 and was also translated into eleven foreign languages.)...From Here to Eternity features men in the regular army in Hawaii just before Pearl Harbor....graphically portrays the enlisted man's inevitable misery in an institution full of rank consciousness, individuality-defacing discipline, favoritism, and moral and physical corruption...(the book is) regarded as his most representative and personally revealing...." (Robert L. Gale in the ANB) Laid-in is a black and white photograph of James Jones in Paris, approx. 4 3/4" x 7" size, with the stamp of Marc Riboud Magnum photos Paris on the back. Publisher's First Edition letter "A" on copyright page; light dustjacket wear and darkening; in very good plus condition, as is the photograph of the author in Paris. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24815)


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