- Hardcover: 143 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Special ed. edition (31 Dec. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684862212
- ISBN-13: 978-0684862217
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.5 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,896,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories (Scribner Classics) Hardcover – 31 Dec 1999
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"Stamped with the urgency of Hemingway's style ... revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descriptions of brutality" (The Guardian)
"An excellent story-teller, intense and skilful in planning and bringing off his effects" (Daily Telegraph) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A lean, tough and powerful collection of early short stories from the Nobel Prize-winning author of A Farewell To Arms. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
I will definitely read more Hemingway as I liked the writing style. However, I think I shall make sure my next of his works is a full length book to give me more chance to get to know and understand the characters he has created.
There was nothing "sappy" about the final story entitled "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Two Americans, a husband and wife, on a big-game hunting expedition, being conducted by a British guide, with the "attending natives in tow." It is a very scathing account of all too many who "get their kicks" by killing the big game of Africa.Read more ›
This is a hit and miss affair. Some of the stories are so short and terse, they are more sketches than stories. Most of them have an annoying device of a scene from war or a bullfight in italics before the actual story began. At first, I thought these were meant to set the scene for the story, but I could not discern what they meant. They were just confusing. The Snows - the longest of the stories - is not the best. That is My Old Man, which is third from the end. This is a great short story, the tale of a jockey and his son in Italy and then, France. It is beautifully written and reflects Hem's deep knowledge of racetracks. I enjoyed Indian Camp also, and appreciated Big Two-hearted River for the fishing descriptions.
But as an introduction to Hemingway, these stories fall short - I have read better. The style is very forward here, all stripped back and in your face, but the tales are usually too flimsy for it to be effective.
Contents: Snows of Kilimanjaro, Up in Michigan, On the Quai at Smyrna, Indian Camp, Doctor and the Doctor's Wife, End of Something, Three-Day Blow, Battler, Very Short Story, Soldier's Home, Revolutionist, Mr and Mrs Elliot, Cat in the Rain, Out of Season, Cross-country Snow, My Old Man, Big Two-hearted River parts 1 and 2.
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This is so well known it hardly needs a review. The Snows of Kilimanjaro is so well told, so much about human passions and regrets and weakness and hope and love. Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2014 by Dudley Clark
a confusing mish/mash of stories,but some interesting non the less.farewell to arms a much better read,will try to read it again.Published on 6 Oct. 2013 by helen Murphy