The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 3, 1926-1929
The Letters of Ernest
Hemingway, Volume 3: 1926-1929, featuring many previously unpublished letters, follows a rising star as he emerges from the
literary Left Bank of Paris and moves into the American mainstream. Maxwell Perkins, legendary editor at Scribner's, nurtured
the young Hemingway's talent, accepting his satirical novel Torrents of Spring (1926) in order to publish what would become
a signature work of the twentieth century: The Sun Also Rises (1926). By early 1929 Hemingway had completed A Farewell to
Arms. Hemingway's letters of this period also reflect landmark events in his personal life, including the dissolution of his
first marriage, his remarriage, the birth of his second son, and the suicide of his father. As the volume ends in April 1929,
Hemingway is setting off from Key West to return to Paris and standing on the cusp of celebrity as one of the major writers
of his time.
General editor's preface Sandra Spanier; Acknowledgments; Note on the text; Abbreviations and short titles;
Introduction to the volume Rena Sanderson; Chronology; Maps; The letters, 1926-1929; Roster of correspondents; Calendar of
letters; Index of recipients; General index.
Hemingway's letters, many previously unpublished, trace his transformation
into a renowned professional author in the mainstream of American literature.