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General Information

Name:  Ernest Hemingway  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Fiction Romance

Audience: Adult;

Born: July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois

Died: July 2, 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho

-- Ernest Hemingway on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ernest Hemingway was a novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. He is considered to be one of the major American novelists of the 20th Century. Several of his books were adapted for the big screen. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. A little known fact about Hemingway: "In 1918, while serving on the Italian Front as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, 18-year-old Ernest Hemingway was struck by an Austrian mortar shell while handing out chocolate and cigarettes to soldiers in a dugout. He was knocked unconscious and shell fragments entered his entire body, including his head, legs, and hand. After he regained consciousness, Hemingway picked up a badly wounded Italian soldier and carried him to the first aid dugout; he later said he didn’t remember how he got back. He was awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valor." (Publishers Weekly, ''7 Authors Who Almost Died'' by Gabe Habash -- May 15th, 2012)


'The Old Man and the Sea ' Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1953 Finalist, National Book Award, 1953 for 'Other Awards ' Nobel Prize for Literature for his lifetime literary achievements, 1954 Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990 Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012

Selected Titles At Your Library

A farewell to arms
ISBN: 9780857204530. OCLC Number: 1016876010

Simon & Schuster Audio,. .

An unforgettable World War I story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his love for an English nurse.

A farewell to arms /
ISBN: 0684837889. OCLC Number: 36103848

Scribner Classics,. .

By turns romantic and harshly realistic, Hemingway's story of a tragic romance set against the brutality and confusion of World War I cemented his fame as a stylist and as a writer of extraordinary literary power. A volunteer ambulance driver and a beautiful English nurse fall in love when he is wounded on the Italian front. 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. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto -- of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized -- is one of the greatest moments in literary history. A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was 30 years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway.

A Moveable Feast
ISBN: 9781476770420. OCLC Number: 889904066

Scribner,. .

You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil. Begun in the autumn of 1957 and published posthumously in 1964, Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. A correspondent for the Toronto Star, Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War and at the beginning of the transformation of Europe's cultural landscape: Braque and Picasso were experimenting with cubist forms; James Joyce, long living in self-imposed exile from his native Dublin, had just completed Ulysses; Gertude Stein held court at 27 rue de Fleurus, and deemed young Ernest a member of rue g?n?ration perdue; and T.S. Eliot was a bank clerk in London. It was during these years that the as-of-yet unpublished young writer gathered the material for his first novel, The Sun Also Rises, and the subsequent masterpieces that followed. Among these small, reflective sketches are unforgettable encounters with the members of Hemingway's slightly rag-tag circle of artists and writers, some also fated to achieve fame and glory, others to fall into obscurity. Here, too, is an evocation of the Paris that Hemingway knew as a young man -- a map drawn in his distinct prose of the streets and caf?s and bookshops that comprised the city in which he, as a young writer, sometimes struggling against the cold and hunger of near poverty, honed the skills of his craft. A Moveable Feast is at once an elegy to the remarkable group of expatriates that gathered in Paris during the twenties and a testament to the risks and rewards of the writerly life.

A moveable feast /
ISBN: 068482499X. OCLC Number: 34744147

Simon & Schuster,. .

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

Across the river and into the trees /
ISBN: 0684825538. OCLC Number: 284565

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The story of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy at the close of the Second World War, and his love for a young Italian countess.

ISBN: 1784872032. OCLC Number: 960495584


The War is just over. In Venice, a city elaborately and affectionately described, the American Colonel, Richard Cantrell, falls passionately in love with Renata, a young Italian countess who has 'a profile that could break your or anyone else's heart'. Cantrell is embittered, war-scarred and old enough to be Renata's father, but he is overwhelmed by the selflessness and freshness of the love she is offering. But this is no fairy tale. The fighting may be ended, but the wounds of war have not yet healed. And for some, the longed-for peace has come too late. A lesser known classic by one of the great American writers of the twentieth century, Across the River And Into The Trees is still vintage Hemingway.

Death in the afternoon
ISBN: 9781476770093. OCLC Number: 875060688

Simon & Schuster,. .

Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation of the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's sharp commentary on life and literature.

Death in the afternoon /
ISBN: 0099285029. OCLC Number: 44694728

Vintage,. .

In "Death in the Afternoon", Hemingway shares the sights, the sounds, the excitement, and above all, the knowledge which fuelled his passion for Spain and the bullfight. This remarkable book contains some of his finest writing, inspired by the intense life, as well as the inevitable death, of those hot, violent afternoons.

For whom the bell tolls /
ISBN: 0684830485. OCLC Number: 285606

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After a young American is injured while blowing up a bridge behind enemy lines in the Spanish Civil War, he waits alone with a submachine gun for the enemy's approach.

For whom the bell tolls :
ISBN: 090571203X. OCLC Number: 3772202

Heinemann :. .

Green hills of Africa
ISBN: 1476787581. OCLC Number: 928481383

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A 1930s African jungle safari as recorded in the journal of Ernest Hemingway describes the glory of the landscape while bringing to life the story of a land under threat of human incursion.

Green hills of Africa /
ISBN: 068484463X. OCLC Number: 38948108

Scribner,. .

Hemingway's well-documented fascination with big-game hunting is magnificently captured amidst rich descriptions of the beauty and strangeness of East Africa, where he and his wife, Pauline, journeyed in December of 1933. An impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, this immediate and deeply felt account has all of the hallmarks of the most evocative travel writing.

Hemingway on fishing
ISBN: 9781476716428. OCLC Number: 893113510

Scribner,. .

From childhood on, Ernest Hemingway was a passionate fisherman. He fished the lakes and creeks near the family's summer home at Walloon Lake, Michigan, and his first stories and pieces of journalism were often about his favorite sport. Here, collected for the first time in one volume, are all of his great writings about the many kinds of fishing he did'from angling for trout in the rivers of northern Michigan to fishing for marlin in the Gulf Stream. In A Moveable Feast, Hemingway speaks of sitting in a cafE in Paris and writing about what he knew best'and when it came time to stop, he did not want to leave the river. The story was the unforgettable classic Big Two-Hearted River, and from its first words we do not want to leave the river either. He also wrote articles for The Toronto Star on fishing in Canada and Europe and, later, articles for Esquire about his growing passion for big-game fishing. Two of his last books, The Old Man and the Sea and Islands in the Stream, celebrate his vast knowledge of the ocean and his affection for its great denizens. Hemingway on Fishing is an encompassing, diverse, and fascinating assemblage. From the early Nick Adams stories and the memorable chapters on fishing the Irati River in The Sun Also Rises to such late novels as Islands in the Stream, this collection traces the evolution of a great writer's passion, the range of his interests, and the sure use he made of fishing, transforming it into the stuff of great literature. Anglers and lovers of great writing alike will welcome this important collection.

Hemingway on fishing /
ISBN: 1599211084. OCLC Number: 44764082

Lyons Press,. .

"A full, diverse, and fascinating collection of the great novelist's writing about fishing. From the early Nick Adams stories and the memorable chapters on fishing the Irati River in The Sun Also Rises to such late novels as Islands in the Stream, this collection traces the evolution of a great writer's passion; the range of his interests; and the sure uses he made of fishing, transforming it into the stuff of great literature."--Jacket.

Hemingway on hunting /
ISBN: 0743225295. OCLC Number: 52631442

Scribner,. .

The companion volume to the bestselling Hemingway on Fishing Ernest Hemingway's lifelong zeal for the hunting life is reflected in his masterful works of fiction, from his famous account of an African safari in The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber to passages about duck hunting in Across the River and Into the Trees. For Hemingway, hunting was more than just a passion; it was a means through which to explore our humanity and man's relationship to nature. Courage, awe, respect, precision, patience-these were the virtues that Hemingway honored in the hunter, and his ability to translate these qualities into prose has produced some of the strongest accounts of sportsmanship of all time. Hemingway on Hunting offers the full range of Hemingway's writing about the hunting life. With selections from his best-loved novels and stories, along with journalistic pieces from such magazines as Esquire and Vogue, this spectacular collection is a must-have for anyone who has ever tasted the thrill of the hunt-in person or on the page.

Hemingway's Paris
ISBN: 0684157993. OCLC Number: 4003973

Scribner,. .

Islands in the stream /
ISBN: 0743253426. OCLC Number: 93247

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A Novel.

ISBN: 9781784872045. OCLC Number: 960494673


On Paris /
ISBN: 1843916045. OCLC Number: 681391952

Hesperus Press,. .

Written for the Toronto Star between 1920 and 1924, this selection of columns from Hemingway finds the author focusing his gaze on Paris.

The complete short stories of Ernest Hemingway.
ISBN: 9781451726947. OCLC Number: 52454925

Scribner,. .

Collects all the stories Hemingway published in his lifetime, those published posthumously, and some that are appearing in print for the first time.

The complete short stories of Ernest Hemingway.
ISBN: 0684843323. OCLC Number: 15792541

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The definitive collection by the man whose craft and vision remains an enduring influence on generations of readers and writers. Contains twenty-one stories not included in the 1938 omnibus "The first forty-nine."

The Ernest Hemingway audio collection.
ISBN: 0694524980. OCLC Number: 47273802

Harper Collins,. .

Nobel prize-winning giant Ernest Hemingway is widely considered one of the greatest American authors of the Twentieth Century.

The Fifth Column :
ISBN: 0743237161. OCLC Number: 869442446

Scribner,. .

Featuring Hemingway's only full-length play, The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War brilliantly evokes the tumultuous Spain of the 1930s. These works, which grew from Hemingway's adventures as a newspaper correspondent in and around besieged Madrid, movingly portray the effects of war on soldiers, civilians, and the correspondents sent to cover it.

The Fifth Column and four stories of the Spanish Civil War
ISBN: 9780099586623. OCLC Number: 829055530

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The garden of Eden /
ISBN: 0684804522. OCLC Number: 13185825

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An uncompleted final novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman.

The garden of eden.
ISBN: 9781443414838. OCLC Number: 891752245

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The Nick Adams stories /
ISBN: 0684169401. OCLC Number: 293139

Charles Scribner's Sons,. .

Eight of these stories never before published.

The Nick Adams Stories.
ISBN: 9780756972233. OCLC Number: 587154204

Perfection Learning Prebound. .

The Old Man and the Sea
ISBN: 9788826079066. OCLC Number: 987794003

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The Old Man and the Sea is a novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba, and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and published in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954.

The old man and the sea /
ISBN: 0684830493. OCLC Number: 34476442

Scribner,. .

Santiago is a Cuban fisherman who encounters a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream and the battle for his catch becomes one of survival against a band of marauding sharks.

The snows of Kilimanjaro and other stories /
ISBN: 0684862212. OCLC Number: 32591258

Scribner Classics,. .

The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, these stories are beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form.

The sun also rises /
ISBN: 0743297334. OCLC Number: 34476446

Scribner,. .

Published in 1926 to explosive acclaim, The Sun Also Rises stands as perhaps the most impressive first novel ever written by an American writer. A roman à clef about a group of American and English expatriates on an excursion from Paris's Left Bank to Pamplona for the July fiesta and its climactic bull fight, a journey from the center of a civilization spiritually bankrupted by the First World War to a vital, God-haunted world in which faith and honor have yet to lose their currency, the novel captured for the generation that would come to be called "Lost" the spirit of its age, and marked Ernest Hemingway as the preeminent writer of his time.

The torrents of spring :
ISBN: 9781476770260. OCLC Number: 908131635

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-- The Torrents of SpringThe Torrents of Spring offers a rare glimpse into Hemingway's early career as a storyteller and stylist.

The torrents of spring :
ISBN: 0099909502. OCLC Number: 59937397

Arrow Books,. .

To have and have not /
ISBN: 0684859238. OCLC Number: 284620

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The dramatic, brutal story of Harry Morgan, an honest boat owner 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 swarm the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.

True at first light
ISBN: 9781441657831. OCLC Number: 648965171

Recorded Books,. .

This is a self-portrait and dramatic fictional chronicle of Hemingway's final African safari to Kenya with his wife, Mary, and son, Patrick. The whole family is caught up in Mary's pursuit of a black-maned lion and Hemingway wants to take Debba, an African girl, as his second bride.

True at first light /
ISBN: 0684865726. OCLC Number: 40543980

Scribner,. .

A fictional memoir of an African safari based on a manuscript edited by the author's son. The action centers on wife Mary's desire to kill a lion and her jealousy of a beautiful African woman Hemingway is eyeing.

Under Kilimanjaro /
ISBN: 0873388453. OCLC Number: 58431699

Kent State University Press,. .

This is the last of Hemingway's manuscripts to be published in its entirety. Editors Lewis and Fleming have taken great pains to publish as complete and faithful a publication as possible without editorial distortion. Hemingway called this title his "African Book." It is a thoughtful, adventuresome, and comedic recounting of his final safari in Africa.

Winner take nothing
ISBN: 9781441657206. OCLC Number: 649006484

Recorded Books,. .

A collection of 14 short fiction pieces.

Winner take nothing /
ISBN: 0099909707. OCLC Number: 31739273

Arrow,. .

Written when Hemingway was at the height of his creative powers, the stories in Winner Take Nothing glow with the mark of his unique talent. Hunters, wives, old men of wisdom, waiters, fighters, women loved, women lost: they are all here, living on the raw edge, making love, facing the inevitable reality of death. The characters, the dialogue, the settings, the remarkable insight could have come only from Hemingway's imagination. As an introduction to his work, or as an overview of the themes he developed at greater length in his novels, it is a stunningly successful collection.