Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York. Limited and numbered copy, this is #536 of the limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed by illustrator Lynd Ward on the limitation page. Illustrated with black and white illustrations.Bound in cloth boards with titles present to the spine and blindstamped designed boards. Boards have shelf-wear present to the extremities (spine is lightly sunned and faded).
Text is clean and free of marks. For Whom the Bell Tolls begins and ends in a pine-scented forest, somewhere in Spain. The year is 1937 and the Spanish Civil War is in full swing. Robert Jordan, a demolitions expert attached to the International Brigades, lies flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees.The sylvan setting, however, is at sharp odds with the reason Jordan is there: he has come to blow up a bridge on behalf of the antifascist guerrilla forces. He hopes he'll be able to rely on their local leader, Pablo, to help carry out the mission, but upon meeting him, Jordan has his doubts: I don't like that sadness, he thought. That's the sadness they get before they quit or before they betray. That is the sadness that comes before the sell-out. For Pablo, it seems, has had enough of the war. He has amassed for himself a small herd of horses and wants only to stay quietly in the hills and attract as little attention as possible.
Jordan's arrival--and his mission--have seriously alarmed him. Ernest Hemingway Lynd Ward Signed Limited Editions Club For Whom the Bell Tolls. Up For Sale Today is. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Ernest Hemingway, Illustrated by Lynd Ward Introduction by Sinclair Lewis Designed by Elmer Adler and P.Here we are all right. Now if you blow a bridge here, we will be hunted. If they know we are here and hunt for us with planes, they will find us. If they send Moors to hunt us out, they will find us and we must go. He turned to Robert Jordan. What right have you, a foreigner, to come to me and tell me what I must do? In one short chapter Hemingway lays out the blueprint for what is to come: Jordan's sense of duty versus Pablo's dangerous self-interest and weariness with the war. Complicating matters even more are two members of the guerrilla leader's small band: his "woman" Pilar, and Maria, a young woman whom Pablo rescued from a Republican prison train. Unlike her man, Pilar is still fiercely devoted to the cause and as Pablo's loyalty wanes, she becomes the moral center of the group.
Soon Jordan finds himself caught between the two, even as his own resolve is tested by his growing feelings for Maria. OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Our goal is to provide the best books for the lowest prices. Thank you for visiting this listing and we hope to see you again soon! Book formats and corresponding sizes. Approximate cover size (width × height).
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