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Best Hemingway Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Hemingway books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition (1998)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadIn this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway’s short stories, readers will delight in the author’s most beloved classics such as “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury….
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

2. The Old Man and The Sea (1995)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadThe Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal — a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for…
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

3. A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition (2014)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadThe definitive edition of the classic novel of love during wartime, featuring all of the alternate endings: “Fascinating…serves as an artifact of a bygone craft, with handwritten notes and long passages crossed out, giving readers a sense of an author’s process” (The New York Times).Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the…
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway , Sean Hemingway, et al.

4. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1995)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadIn 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from “the good fight,” For Whom the Bell Tolls.The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan’s love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordo’s last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La…
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

5. A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition (2010)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadErnest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works. Since Hemingway’s personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication. Now, this special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published. Featuring a personal Foreword by Patrick Hemingway,…
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway , Sean Hemingway, et al.

6. To Have and Have Not (1996)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadTo Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of the wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who throng the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair. Harshly realistic, yet with one of the most subtle and moving relationships in the Hemingway oeuvre, To Have and Have Not is literary high adventure at its finest….
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

7. Green Hills of Africa: The Hemingway Library Edition (2016)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadThe most intimate and elaborately enhanced addition to the Hemingway Library series: Hemingway’s memoir of his safari across the Serengeti—presented with archival material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library and with the never-before-published safari journal of Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.When it was first published in 1935, The New York Times called Green Hills of Africa, “The best-written story of big-game hunting anywhere,” Hemingway’s evocative account of his safari through East Africa with his wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, captures his fascination…
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

8. The snows of Kilimanjaro, and other stories (The Scribner library, SL32) (1961)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadNo markings. Good, tight, clean book. Ships same day. Email confirmation. Tracking, insurance and other special services available. Please request special services before ordering. 1873…
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

9. In Our Time (1996)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadWhen In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein among the most promising American writers of that period. In Our Time contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories “Indian Camp,” “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife,” “The Three Day Blow,” and “The Battler,” and introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a…
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

10. Islands in the Stream (1997)

 Best Hemingway Books You Should ReadFirst published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway’s death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer — a man much like Hemingway himself. Beginning in the 1930s, Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson, from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II. Hemingway is at his mature best in this beguiling tale….
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

Best Hemingway Books You Should Read

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Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court

Author(s): Mollie Hemingway, Carrie Severino
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Year: 9 July 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2387899

Hemingway, Trauma and Masculinity: In the Garden of the Uncanny

Author(s): Stephen Gilbert Brown
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408405

Hemingway And The Spanish Civil War: The Distant Sound Of Battle

Author(s): Gilbert H. Muller
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2433730

Hemingway’s Havana: A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba

Author(s): Robert Wheeler, América Fuentes (foreword)
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 32 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2336184

Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts from a Life

Author(s): Michael Katakis, Sean Hemingway, Patrick Hemingway
Publisher: Scribner, Year: 2018, Size: 382 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2337026

Bread and Butter: History, Culture, Recipes

Author(s): Grant Harrington; Richard Snapes; Eve Hemingway
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 53 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2431746

Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

Author(s): Mary V. Dearborn
Publisher: Knopf, Year: 2017, Size: 67 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1684851

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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