David Bourne

Front cover of The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
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David Bourne is the leading male character in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Garden of Eden. Raised by his father in East Africa, he has been married to Catherine Bourne for three weeks at the opening of the novel. He is a successful writer in his early 20s.1

In the 2008 film adaptation he was played by Jack Huston.2


  1. Hemingway, Ernest. The Garden of Eden, 1987.
  2. IMDB. The Garden of Eden (2008). Accessed August 20, 2020.
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