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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
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Description

For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia.

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'The best fictional report of the Spanish Civil War that we possess' Anthony Burgess 20040927

Reviews

"'The best book Hemingway has written' New York Times"

Author description

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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General Fields

  • : 9780099289821
  • : Ebury Publishing
  • : Ebury Publishing
  • : February 2009
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 30mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Ernest Hemingway
  • : War fiction; Modern fiction
  • : 496
  • : 813.5
  • : English