From Here to Eternity

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Author: Jones, James Ramon (1921-1977)

Year: 1951

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

Place: New York

Description:

861 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First edition, First issue.

Jones' first book, basis for the 1953 film starring Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, and Frank Sinatra.

From Here to Eternity is the debut novel of American author James Jones, published by Scribner's in 1951. It is loosely based on Jones' experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division's 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served, Company E ("The Boxing Company"). Fellow company member Hal Gould said that while the novel was based on the company, including some depictions of actual persons, the characters are fictional and both the harsh conditions and described events are inventions. From Here to Eternity won the National Book Award and was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library Board. There were three screen adaptations.

Condition:

Jacket rear panel foxed, some wear and a few short tears at corners, small rub mark to front joint; inside of jacket with foxing which has migrated to the covers else very good in like jacket.


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