In the Arms of Love

Following on from yesterday’s post, ‘Eight Words of Love, from War‘, what follows are fifteen words of a letter to Ernest Hemingway from his second great love; his first wife, Hadley Richardson. Having read them, the reader will I’m sure agree that my inability to offer any further commentary was justified…


Hemingway and Richardson met in Chicago in 1920, and promptly became infatuated with one another. Following this – whilst apart – they traded letters. In one such letter, dated January 15th 1921, Hadley told Ernest,

There aren’t any arms in the world I want around me as much as yours…


Linda Wagner-Martin, Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Life (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), p. 22.

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