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The Garden of Eden

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ISBN13: 9780684804521
ISBN10: 0684804522
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A sensational bestseller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the last uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman. "A lean, sensuous narrative...taut, chic, and strangely contemporary," The Garden of Eden represents vintage Hemingway, the master "doing what nobody did better" (R. Z. Sheppard, Time).

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Set on the Cote d'Azur, during the 1920s, this acclaimed, bestselling novel, first published in 1986, tells the story of a young American writer, his glamorous wife, and the dangerous, erotic games they play when they both fall in love with the same woman. Suppressed during Hemingway's lifetime, it represents a startling departure in theme and mood from the author's best-known works.

About the Author

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1899, Ernest Hemingway served in the Red Cross during World War I as an ambulance driver and was severely wounded in Italy. He moved to Paris in 1921, devoted himself to writing fiction, and soon became part of the expatriate community, along with Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and Ford Madox Ford. He revolutionized American writing with his short, declarative sentences and terse prose. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, and his classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Known for his larger-than-life personality and his passions for bullfighting, fishing, and big-game hunting, he died in Ketchum, Idaho, on July 2, 1961.

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i8pixistix, February 19, 2009 (view all comments by i8pixistix)
The dialogue in this book is infuriating. It's incredibly melodramatic, especially between David and Catherine. However, it gets better when other characters are introduced. The story was good enough that I kept reading to find out what happened, but I didn't love it.
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ridermae, August 24, 2006 (view all comments by ridermae)
This story has the usual Hemingway prose style I've come to love and respect, but has the added bonus of gender-bending characters and lots of sex. This semi-autobiographical book is a treat--yet another kind of feast for the senses that Hemingway knew how to provide.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684804521
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Married people -- France -- Riviera -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships - France - Riviera
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
237
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 7.175 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Set on the Cote d'Azur, during the 1920s, this acclaimed, bestselling novel, first published in 1986, tells the story of a young American writer, his glamorous wife, and the dangerous, erotic games they play when they both fall in love with the same woman. Suppressed during Hemingway's lifetime, it represents a startling departure in theme and mood from the author's best-known works.
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