Title: From Here to Eternity
Author: Jones, James
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York
Publication Date: 1951
Edition: Book Club Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: G
Comments: D-j chipped. Minor wear to top of spine.
Synopsis: Set in 1941, the novel focuses on several members of a U.S. Army infantry company stationed in Hawaii in the months leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It is loosely based on Jones’ experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division’s 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served, Company E (“The Boxing Company”). Fellow company member Hal Gould said that while the novel was based on the company, including some depictions of actual persons, the characters are fictional, and the harsh conditions and described events are inventions.