Hemingway Inscribes a Book "The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway"
Item Number: 14199
American author. "The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway." New York: Scribners  499 pages. Inscribed on the front endpaper "To M.B. Goldman Jr. with all best wishes from his friend, Ernest Hemingway. (+$5.00)" Mr. and Mrs. Goldman were on a cruise ship in the 1950's. Mrs. Goldman had bet Mr. Goldman $5 that a fellow passenger was Ernest Hemingway - Mrs. Goldman won the bet. M. B. Goldman, Jr. was a founder and the first chairman of The Phoenix Jewish News. While the contents of this volume of short stories had previously appeared in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories (1938), the Short Stories, first published 1953, was the first collection solely of Hemingway’s short fiction, and contributed to the stories’ acceptance and canonization. Among these forty-nine short stories are Hemingway's earliest efforts, written when he was a young foreign correspondent in Paris, and such masterpieces as "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Killers," "The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber," and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro."Very good condition; original blue cloth, spine ends expertly repaired; dust jacket not present. Name and address of M. B. Goldman on front pastedown. Internally very clean and bright.