Paris Without End

Paris Without End

The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife

Book - 2011
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Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemingway were the golden couple of Paris in the twenties, the center of an expatriate community boasting the likes of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and James and Nora Joyce. In this haunting account of the young Hemingways, Gioia Diliberto explores their passionate courtship, their family life in Paris with baby Bumby, and their thrilling, adventurous relationship--a literary love story scarred by Hadley's loss of the only copy of Hemingway's first novel, and ultimately destroyed by a devastating ménage à trois on the French Riviera. Compelling, illuminating, poignant, and deeply insightful, Paris Without End provides a rare, intimate glimpse of the writer who so fully captured the American imagination and the remarkable woman who inspired his passion and his art--the only woman Hemingway never stopped loving.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2011.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780062108821
0062108824
Branch Call Number: B Hemi
Characteristics: xxi, 336 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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wendybird Mar 21, 2012

Those who read & enjoyed Paula McLain's novel, The Paris Wife owe it to themselves to read this incredible biography of Ernest Hemingway's first wife. Author Diliberto leaves no stone unturned, covering the same time period in Hadley Hemingway'sand indeed, was the first to have access to a series of taped interviews between her subject & her good friend Alice Sokoloff.
Groaning with intimate detail, those fascinated with Hemingway, the Paris scene in the 1920's, or even the course of true but doomed love will thoroughly enjoy this solidly written book.

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