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Both a revealing self-portrait and dramatic fictional chronicle of his final African safari, Ernest Hemingway's last unpublished work was written when he returned from Kenya in 1953. Edited by his son Patrick, who accompanied his father on the safari, True at First Light offers rare insights into the legendary American writer.

A blend of autobiography and fiction, the book opens on the day his close friend Pop, a celebrated hunter, leaves Ernest in charge of the safari camp and news arrives of a potential attack from a hostile tribe. Drama continues to build as his wife, Mary, pursues the great black-maned lion that has become her obsession, and Ernest becomes involved with a young African girl whom he supposedly plans to take as a second bride. Increasingly enchanted by the local African community, he struggles between the attraction of these two women and the wildly different cultures they represent. Spicing his depictions of human longings with sharp humor, Hemingway captures the excitement of big-game hunting and the unparallel beauty of the landscape. Rich in laughter, beauty and profound insight. True at First Light is an extraordinary publishing event -- a breathtaking final work from one of our most beloved and important writers.

About the Author


Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

Brian Dennehy won Tony Awards for his performances in Long Day's Journey Into Night, and Death of a Salesman on Broadway. Other theater credits include The Iceman Cometh, Hughie, The Exonerated and The Cherry Orchard. His films include Romeo + Juliet, Tommy Boy, Presumed Innocent, F/X, Silverado, Cocoon, and Gorky Park.

Praise For…


Library Journal Twentieth-century American literature could not end on a brighter note than the publication of this book.



David Gates Newsweek A major literary event. In addition to the book's intrinsic pleasures, it provides a new window into the tantalizing, unsettling, oceanic world of his experimental, unfinished late work.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780743564465
ISBN-10: 0743564464
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: February 5th, 2007
Language: English