Item #315240 From Here to Eternity. James Jones.
From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity

Inscribed by the author

From Here to Eternity.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951.

First edition. [14], 861, [5] pp. 8vo. Inscribed by the author. Black cloth boards, illustrated dust jacket. Mild bumping to spine but boards otherwise in fine condition, yellowing and chipping to jacket spine and flaps, small tear to the top of the jacket's spine. Inscribed on both the front paste-down and free endpapers Item #315240

A tight copy of the author's first and most celebrated novel, inscribed not only by Jones but also by his patron Lowney Handy to an Ora Mathers or Matthers. The inscription from Jones is straightforward—"With great appreciation for your taste"—but Handy's, on the opposite page, raises the eyebrow: "To my good friend Ora Matthers / "No angel".

Jones is best known "From Here to Eternity," his debut novel and the winner of the National Book Award, and for "The Thin Red Line." He wrote much of the former at the Handy Writers' Colony in Marshall, Illinois, a writers' commune founded by Handy and her husband Harry that supported writers including John Bowers and Tom T. Chamales, as well as Jones, from 1950 to 1964.

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