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For Whom the Bell Tolls (Scribner Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780684830483
ISBN10: 0684830485
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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 to 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.

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In this masterpiece, set during the Spanish Civil War, Hemingway tells a profound and timeless story of courage and commitment, love and loss, that takes place over a fleeting three days. This Scribner Classic is a hardcover reprint commemorating 150 years of publishing excellence.

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Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers; like Mark Twain, Hemingway is one of those rare authors most people know about, whether they have read him or not. The difference is that Twain, with his white suit, ubiquitous cigar, and easy wit, survives in the public imagination as a basically, lovable figure, while the deeply imprinted image of Hemingway as rugged and macho has been much less universally admired, for all his fame. Hemingway has been regarded less as a writer dedicated to his craft than as a man of action who happened to be afflicted with genius. When he won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Time magazine reported the news under Heroes rather than Books and went on to describe the author as "a globe-trotting expert on bullfights, booze, women, wars, big game hunting, deep sea fishing, and courage." Hemingway did in fact address all those subjects in his books, and he acquired his expertise through well-reported acts of participation as well as of observation; by going to all the wars of his time, hunting and fishing for great beasts, marrying four times, occasionally getting into fistfights, drinking too much, and becoming, in the end, a worldwide celebrity recognizable for his signature beard and challenging physical pursuits.

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isaac.hinsley, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by isaac.hinsley)
Great book. I couldnt put it down. Perfect character development. Beautiful, and quotable writing. I can see how this became a classic.
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ISBN:
9780684830483
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
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Fiction
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Spain
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History
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Classics
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American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
War
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Americans
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War stories
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Spain History Civil War, 1936-1939 Fiction.
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General Fiction
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General Fiction
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War & Military
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Spain History Civil War, 1936-1939.
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Literature-A to Z
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Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Classic Edition
Series:
Scribner Classics
Series Volume:
[71-102]
Publication Date:
June 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 29.225 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this masterpiece, set during the Spanish Civil War, Hemingway tells a profound and timeless story of courage and commitment, love and loss, that takes place over a fleeting three days. This Scribner Classic is a hardcover reprint commemorating 150 years of publishing excellence.
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