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For Whom The Bell Tolls : Vintage Classics - Ernest Hemingway

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Vintage Classics

Paperback Published: August 1999
ISBN: 9780099289821
Number Of Pages: 496

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High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels. FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS is Ernest Hemingways finest novel, a passionate evocation of the pride and the tragedy of the Civil War that tore Spain apart.

About the Author

Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he 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, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. 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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A bucket list book

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One of the best books of all time. A masterful storyteller reflecting on death and capturing the soul of the Spanish people and the civil war in a truly brilliant way.

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Hemingway's best novel

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An entralling insight into a time of great upheaval and drama, in an exotic Spanish setting, with gripping characters. My personal favourite Hemingway novel

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"One of the greatest novels which our troubled age will produce" * Observer * "A sparse, masculine, world-weary meditation on death, ideology and the savagery of war in general, and the Spanish civil war in particular" * Sunday Telegraph * "For Whom the Bell Tolls allowed us to actually see the experience of an irregular struggle, from the political and military point of view...That book became a familiar part of my life. And we always went back to it, consulted it, to find inspiration" -- Fidel Castro * Observer * "I read as a kid, of course, but it didn't get me like that till I read For Whom the Bell Tolls. I was very taken with that book. I still reread sections, though I'm now reading it not for the thrill of the story but for the technique and craft of it." -- Gene Wilder * Daily Mail * "The best book Hemingway has written" * New York Times *

ISBN: 9780099289821
ISBN-10: 0099289822
Series: Vintage War
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: August 1999
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

Ernest Hemingway


About the Author


Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he 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, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein, a group Hemingway later dubbed the "Lost Generation". He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. He covered the Spanish Civil War, inspiring his novel
For Whom The Bell Tolls, and was present during the liberation of Paris in 1945. 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 lived in Canada, Paris, Florida and Cuba before moving to Idaho where died in 1961.

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