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Ernest Hemingway

Novels, stories, poetry, memoir
Works on Greatest lists
Greatest Literature

In Our Time (1925)

The Sun Also Rises (1926)

A Farewell to Arms (1929)

"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1936)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)

The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Greatest Novels

The Sun Also Rises (1926)

A Farewell to Arms (1929)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)

Greatest Novellas

The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Greatest Stories

"Indian Camp" (1924)

"Big Two-Hearted River" (1925)

"The Three-Day Blow" (1925)

"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" (1926)

• "Hills Like White Elephants"(1927)

"The Killers" (1927)

"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1936)

"The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" (1936)

Related commentaries
In Our Time

It may seem strange to pick In Our Time as Hemingway's greatest story collection because many individual stories in later collections have become more familiar—and are arguably.... more

The Sun Also Rises

It's an irony that the first successful novel by a writer accused of being mindlessly ballsy features a hero without a penis. Jake Barnes had it shot off in the war, a tragedy that.... more

The Killers

When they made a movie of "The Killers" in 1946 they spent only about fifteen minutes telling Ernest Hemingway's entire story from two decades earlier. The rest of the screen time.... more

A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms has been called the best American novel to come out of World War I. That could be accurate. I can think of very few other American novels that are even.... more

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

It might be considered Ernest Hemingway's greatest story, if not for the greater popularity of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", with which it is often paired. Both "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber".... more

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

It's not the story I would pick as Hemingway's best, as I have a thing against writers writing about being writers. particularly about writers not being able to write. But this.... more

For Whom the Bell Tolls

For me this is the big Hemingway book. His greatest work and one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. And it is a big book, his longest. But For Whom.... more

The Old Man and the Sea

A lot has been said about Hemingway's ideals of courage, grace under pressure, an all that. But my own feeling is that what he really wanted was to be considered.... more

Ernest Hemingway


First appearance of works in book form


Three Stories and Ten Poems Stories and poems

First book appearance of stories "Up in Michigan", "Out of Season", "My Old Man"; poems "Mitraigliatrice", "Oklahoma", "Oily Weather", "Roosevelt", "Captives", "Champs d'Honneur", "Riparto d'Assalto", "Montparnasse", "Along With Youth", "Chapter Heading"


in our time Eighteen vignettes


In Our Time Sixteen vignettes and sixteen stories

First book appearance of stories "On the Quai at Smyrna", "Indian Camp", "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife", "The End of Something", "The Three Day Blow", "The Battler", "A Very Short Story", "Soldier's Home", "The Revolutionist", "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot", "Cat in the Rain", "Out of Season", "Cross Country Snow", "My Old Man", "Big Two-Hearted River, Part I", "Big Two-Hearted River, Part II"


The Torrents of Spring Novella

The Sun Also Rises Novel


Men Without Women Fourteen stories

First book appearance of "The Undefeated", "In Another Country", "Hills Like White Elephants", "The Killers", "Che Ti Dice La Patria?", "Fifty Grand", "A Simple Enquiry", "Ten Indians", "A Canary for One", "An Alpine Idyll", "A Pursuit Race", "Today is Friday", "Banal Story", "Now I Lay Me"


A Farewell to Arms Novel


Death in the Afternoon Non-fiction


Winner Take Nothing Fourteen stories

First book appearance of "After the Storm", "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place", "The Light of the World", "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen", "The Sea Change", "A Way You'll Never Be", "The Mother of a Queen", "One Reader Writes", "Homage to Switzerland", "A Day's Wait", "A Natural History of the Dead", "Wine of Wyoming", "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio", "Fathers and Sons" (three stories added in 1977 edition)


The Green Hills of Africa Memoir


To Have and Have Not Novel


The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories Play and stories

First book appearance of play "The Fifth Column"; stories "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber", "The Capital of the World", "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", "Old Man at the Bridge"


For Whom the Bell Tolls Novel


Across the River and Into the Trees Novel


The Old Man and the Sea Novella


A Moveable Feast Memoir


The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War Play and stories

First book appearance of stories "The Denunciation", "The butterfly and the Tank", "Night Before Battle", "Under the Bridge"


Islands in the Stream Novel


The Nick Adams Stories Twenty-four stories

First book appearance of "Three Shots", "The Indians Moved Away", "The Last Good Country", "Crossing the Mississippi", "Night Before Landing", "Nick sat against the wall....", "In Another Country", "Summer People", "Wedding Day", "On Writing"


88 Poems Poems


Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917–1961 Letters


The Dangerous Summer Non-fiction

Dateline: Toronto Journalism


The Garden of Eden Novel

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Stories

First book appearance of "Nobody Ever Dies", "The Good Lion", "The Faithful Bull", "Get A Seeing-Eyed Dog", "A Man of The World", "A Train Trip", "The Porter", "Black Ass at the Cross Roads", "Landscape with Figures", "Landscape with Figures", "I Guess Everything Reminds You of Something", "Great News from the Mainland", "The Strange Country", "An African Story", "One Trip Across", "The Tradesman's Return"


True at First Light Fictionalized memoir


Under Kilimanjaro Fictionalized memoir


The Letters of Ernest Hemingway 1907-1922 Letters