For Whom The Bell Tolls

July 1, 1995|
For Whom The Bell Tolls by ERNEST HEMINGWAY
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In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls.

The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan''s love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordo''s last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving, and wise. "If the function of a writer is to reveal reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it." Greater in power, broader in scope, and more intensely emotional than any of the author''s previous works, it stands as one of the best war novels of all time.
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in the family home in Oak Park, Ill., on July 21, 1899. In high school, Hemingway enjoyed working on The Trapeze, his school newspaper, where he wrote his first articles. Upon graduation in the spring of 1917, Hemingway took a job as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. After a short stint in the U....
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Title:For Whom The Bell TollsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:480 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1 inShipping dimensions:480 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1 inPublished:July 1, 1995Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0684803356

ISBN - 13:9780684803357

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