1940 1st year edition; The Blakiston Company publishers; Hardbound with black boards; gilt lettering on spine and author impressed signature on cover; owner writing inside cover (see pics). Book in very good condition with strong binding and clean pages; dust jacket is a bit rough (see pic).
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia.
The novel is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works, along with The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and The Old Man and the Sea