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Men Without Women
Ernest Hemingway
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1927

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First published in 1927, Men Without Women represents some of Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these fourteen stories, Hemingway begins to examine the themes that would occupy his later works: the casualties of war, the often uneasy relationship between men and women, sport and sportsmanship. In 'Banal Story,' Hemingway offers a lasting tribute to the famed matador Maera. 'In Another Country' tells of an Italian major recovering from war wounds as he mourns the untimely death of his wife. 'The Killers' is the hard-edged story about two Chicago gunmen and their potential victim. Nick Adams makes an appearance in 'Ten Indians,' in which he is presumably betrayed by his Indian girlfriend, Prudence. And 'Hills Like White Elephants' is a young couple's subtle, heartwrenching discussion of abortion. Pared down, gritty, and subtly expressive, these stories show the young Hemingway emerging as one of America's finest short story writers. (from:


The First Forty-Nine Stories
This anthology includes two stories about East Africa: 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro and 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber'.
In Our Time
Fifteen vignettes concerning the conflicts, situations, problems, and personalities characteristic of contemporary society.
Men Without Women
Stories of macho-men with a sensitive heart.
Winner Take Nothing
Fourteen stories.
A Farewell to Arms
This is the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse. The two meet in Italy, and almost immediately Hemingway sets up the central tension of the novel: the tenuous nature of love in a time of war.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
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...
The Old Man and the Sea
Hemingway's Nobel Prize-winning story of a Cuban fisherman's struggle with a great fish - a struggle between man and the elements, the hunter and the hunted.
The Sun Also Rises
In the socially dislocated period after World War I, an American expatriate and a British peeress conduct a hopeless love affair.
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