A Bell for Adano

By: Hersey, John

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First Edition, with the first issue gray cloth binding. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some slight toning to the endpapers and noticeable toning to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and tears, some beginning rubbing to the spine joints and some beginning fading to the spine. This book is the author's first novel and also the winner of the 1945 Pulizer Prize. "Soon afterward John Hersey began discussions with William Shawn, an editor for The New Yorker, about a lengthy piece about the previous summer's bombing. Hersey proposed a story that would convey the cataclysmic narrative through individuals who survived. The next May, 1946, Hersey traveled to Japan, where he spent three weeks doing research and interviewing survivors. He returned to America during late June and began writing about six Hiroshima survivors: a German Jesuit priest, a widowed seamstress, two doctors, a minister, and a young woman who worked in a factory. The result was his most notable work, the 31,000-word article "Hiroshima", which was published in the August 31, 1946, issue of The New Yorker. The story dealt with the atomic bomb dropped on that Japanese city on August 6, 1945, and its effects on the six Japanese citizens. The article occupied almost the entire issue of the magazine – something The New Yorker had never done before."

Title: A Bell for Adano

Author Name: Hersey, John

Categories: Modern Fiction First Editions,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1944

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A37134

Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition John Hersey World War II Italy Pulitzer Prize winner Modern Fiction Firsts,