From Here to Eternity is the debut novel of American authorJames Jones. Set in 1941, the novel focuses on several members of a U.S. Army Infantry 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.
From Here to Eternitywon the National Book Award and was named one of the 100 Best Novelsof the 20th century by the Modern Library Board.The book was later made into a film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and starred Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Cliff, Deborah Kerr, and Frank Sinatra.
This Early Book Club Edition, released by publisher Charles Scribner's Sons and copyrighted 1951 by James Jones is in great condition, with a tight binding and unmarked pages. The the dust jacket is in equally great condition and has be recovered with mylar.