In March 1928, after the phenomenal success of The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway returned to the U.S. with his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer—the stylish Vogue editor and scorned “other woman” who would give up everything to be with him and in the end, lose it all. The couple left Paris in the wake of the gossip storm about Hemingway’s affair and abandonment of his first wife and son. Escaping to Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains to write while Pauline recovered with family from the difficult birth of their first child, he finished A Farewell to Arms and fell in love with the land around him. Pauline soon joined him, and the state became “their place,” riding, fishing and hunting in and around Sheridan, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole.
Book cover photo courtesy of Elsa Spear Byron Collection, The Wyoming Room-Sheridan County Public Library System