|Across the River and into the Trees (1950) [Novel]|
by Ernest Hemingway
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(From the publisher):
Set in Venice at the close of World War II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him. It is a love so overpowering and spontaneous that it revitalizes the man's spirit and encourages him to dream of a future, even though he knows that there can be no hope for long. Spanning a matter of hours, Across the River and into the Trees is tender and moving, yet tragic in the inexorable shadow of what must come.
Original title: Across the River and into the Trees
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
- First published serially in Cosmopolitan, February-June 1950