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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Finca Vig Ia Ed edition (24 Aug 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684843323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684843322
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 707,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899. His father was a doctor and he was the second of six children. Their home was at Oak Park, a Chicago suburb.

In 1917, Hemingway joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921. In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris where he renewed his earlier friendships with such fellow-American expatriates as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Their encouragement and criticism were to play a valuable part in the formation of his style.

Hemingway's first two published works were Three Stories and Ten Poems and In Our Time but it was the satirical novel, The Torrents of Spring, that established his name more widely. His international reputation was firmly secured by his next three books; Fiesta, Men Without Women and A Farewell to Arms.

He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing and his writing reflected this. He visited Spain during the Civil War and described his experiences in the bestseller, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

His direct and deceptively simple style of writing spawned generations of imitators but no equals. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Aug 2011
Format: Paperback
Over the course of the past four years, through late nights, underground commutes, tea breaks and embarrassingly long toilet breaks, I've read this book from cover to cover. With a lack of time to finish off novels while at uni, I found these stories hugely readable, the perfect way to relax in those spare minutes between larger projects. What's more, they're absolutely as enjoyable as Hemingway's longer works.

This book is perfect as something that you can dip in and out of, to be dropped when time is short and picked up again when you have ten minutes to spare. 'The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber' and 'Snows of Kilimanjaro' are two longer stories that grip you and don't let you go until you fall out breathlessly at the other end. The Nick Adams stories are favourite retellings of youthful adventure, following a boy growing up in the Midwest, later becoming a man on the run, or at war, or living an expat life in Europe.

For those who have read Hemingway's novels, there are stories that strike upon the same themes, locations and events which took place within those longer books. Readers of For Whom the Bell Tolls are taken back to the Spanish Civil War in stories of soldiers, civilians and journalists surviving and dying in the ruins of Madrid. Readers of Death in the Afternoon or The Sun Also Rises will be thrilled by stories of bullfighting, children playing as matadors, and the personal tragedy and thrill of fear in the ring.

The breadth and richness of this collection is astounding. While I won't say that every story is brilliant, not one is wasted time. Unerringly, the stories hook you in. Before you know it, a ten-minute break has trickled into an hour. This book has travelled around the world with me, and it truly is like carrying a great friend with you everywhere you go.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Wilhelmina Hassell on 15 Feb 2011
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This is the ideal e-book: 640 pages of crisply written timeless stories that merit re-reading as a collection occasonally and dipping into often. The perfect holiday takeaway.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Preben B. Knudsen on 10 Mar 2009
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This is an excellent compilation.
I've previously bought various selections of Hem stories. Now I have them all in one book.
Hem is the kind of writer I tend to return to every few years. With this particular volume, I'll have access to stories published in mags as well. Something new for me. I recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jim Kames on 10 Aug 2013
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I had read some of these stories many years ago but I enjoyed reading them again and it was great to discover the gems that I had missed.Hemingway was a master story teller whither it was factual, novel or short story and his works are always worth revisiting. To have his complete short stories in this convenient e book at a bargain price should not be missed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Beck on 6 Jun 2014
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I first read most of these stories in the late 60's and it's a real delight that they haven't lost any of the edge.
Papa was not a nice person to his friends or wife's but god he could write.
The early novels and this collection are just the best American fiction ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tiana Uibu on 27 Feb 2014
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Great to have them in one book, but perhaps not best with soft cover. Not as to read the book, but ts more like having them in one place just in case to re read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mania on 15 Nov 2013
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no comments for a Ernest Hemingway! All the sort stories that you probably know but in one volume. just read it. One time is not enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By david parfitt on 11 Nov 2013
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very good book of hemingway short stories.
saves having to buy all seperate short stories books.
would recomend to anyone
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