Across the river and into the trees is a novel by american writer ernest hemingway published by charles scribners sons in 1950 after first being serialized in cosmopolitan magazine earlier that year the title derives from the last words of us civil war confederate general thomas j . Across the river and into the trees drama set in italy during wwii american army col richard cantwell is a bona fide war hero who faces news of his terminal illness with stoic disregard. In across the river and into the trees hemmingway hits a remarkably melancholic tone a tone i certainly there was and still is a lot of pressure and expectations to any hemmingway novel. Across the river and into the trees appeared to be a good place to start it was the introduction by acino acinonyx almost made me put this kindle version away for a later time both because it was apparent nobody had read the introduction corrected the flaws made during conversion or checked the facts which were very often wrong and . In the fall of 1948 ernest hemingway made his first extended visit to italy in thirty years his reacquaintance with venice a city he loved provided the inspiration for across the river and into the trees the story of richard cantwell a war ravaged american colonel stationed in italy at the close of the second world war and his love for a young italian countess
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