VGC plus.Ticknor & Fields,1992.First US edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Pink hardback with brown borders(gilt lettering to the spine,two small nicks and scratch on the cover) with Dj(small tear, a couple of small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC plus.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages with a small mark,ink mark and nick on the outer edges,piece at the top edge of the front endpaper is missing,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages,small mark inside the edge of the Dj cover.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.351pp including Author's note on sources,notes,selected bibliography,index.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition. This is another paragraph From Publishers Weekly: Hadley Richardson (1891-1979), Ernest Hemingway's first wife, was born into upper-class St. Louis society, the daughter of an alcoholic father who committed suicide and a mother who despised men. Drawing on Richardson and Hemingway's correspondence and her interviews with Richardson, Dilberto ( Debutante: The Story of Brenda Frazier ) presents an evocative portrait of their romance and five-year marriage (1921-1926). The book attributes the strength of Hemingway's early fiction to his love for Hadley, who supported him emotionally and financially, and theorizes that his subsequent personal problems stemmed from their breakup. Hadley credits Hemingway with giving her a capacity for joy and a sense of self. Their expatriate life in Europe was filled with literary friends, travels and hard drinking. A bittersweet story of young love steeped in the atmosphere of 1920's Paris. Photos not seen by PW.