Books by Ernest Hemingway

Released: July 18, 2017

"Essential for students of modern literature, offering insight into the mind and methods of one of the greatest practitioners of the story form."
A gathering of some of Papa's best—and not so best—short fiction, the genre for which he first became known and is perhaps most honored today. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 22, 2015

"A meticulously edited volume offering an unvarnished portrait."
The third volume of a projected 17-volume collection of Hemingway's letters covers three years during which the author rose to literary fame with the publication of The Sun Also Rises (1926), Torrents of Spring (1926), and the collection Men Without Women (1927).Read full book review >
GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA by Ernest Hemingway
Released: July 21, 2015

"Papa's best and worst on full display, sometimes in the same paragraph."
A Hemingway son and grandson present a reprinting of their ancestor's 1935 work (Hemingway Library Edition) along with some illuminating supplementary material. Read full book review >
TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT by Ernest Hemingway
Released: July 6, 1999

"Uneven, imperfect, irritating, amusing, moving, and of treasurable importance to an understanding of this massive however flawed genius of our literature."
Ernest Hemingway never kept a journal, says his son Patrick, editor of this book from a manuscript twice its size describing life in a Kenyan safari camp in the winter of 1953—54. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 2, 1987

"Moments of interest, but luckiest are those who still have their copies of The First Forty-Nine."
What's most worthy in this hefty, three-part volume of still more Hemingway is that it contains (in its first section) all the stories that appeared together in the 1938 (and now out of print) The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 18, 1985

"Like early Tolstoy, the guy had something."
The complete (174) Toronto Star pieces young Hemingway wrote after his return from WW I on his second job as a writer. Read full book review >
THE DANGEROUS SUMMER by Ernest Hemingway
Released: June 24, 1985

"With another byline, this would be readable if self-indulgent stuff; with Hemingway's, just further evidence of artistic and personal exhaustion."
'Contento Ernesto?' he asked. 'Muy contento.' 'So am I,' he said. 'You saw how he [the bull] was? Read full book review >
Released: April 6, 1981

"Fascinating, of course, but strictly as a sort of story—one that dramatizes the tension between the fictional, heroic Hemingway and his mean-spirited creator."
Baker has edited this first-ever collection of Hemingway letters with the sensible idea that everyone knows the life too well to need much explanatory material—particularly who's who; and while you may have to figure out some identities, it was well that Baker resisted the temptation to make the letters stand as a sort of Hemingway autobiography. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1974

Probably the ultimate so far in Hemingway anthologies in quantity and variety of style, concerns and vintage. Read full book review >
THE NICK ADAMS STORIES by Ernest Hemingway
Released: April 17, 1972

"There are eight new stories constituting 40% of the book and extending its interest as unpublished rather than merely republished Hemingway."
A short preface by Philip Young explains the raison d'etre of this presentation of the Nick Adams stories which here are arranged chronologically and therefore provide a continuity — from child to adolescent to soldier to writer — and reveal the character developmentally. Read full book review >
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM by Ernest Hemingway
Released: Oct. 6, 1970

"There are moments of lyric concision, snatches of faultless description, a breathtakingly accurate re-enactment of a fisherman's ordeal, the old greatness glimmering now and again, all the more piercing, perhaps, when surrounded by so much that's stale and worn."
As seems increasingly apparent to most of us, Ernest Hemingway was richly endowed, but he spent his genius long before he died. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1969

"In 'The Denunciation,' a savage and ironic gallantry edges a man's betrayal of another as a spy. 'The Butterfly and the Tank' is a delicate round-about of various perceptions, tragicomic as is the central event dealing with a shooting in a bar. 'Night Before the Battle' is core Hemingway—the last hours of a doomed soldier talking, talking out his long night. 'Under the Ridge' projects the dark rigors of a world of men and war and one soldier's withdrawal into a defensive hatred. . . ."
Four previously uncollected short stories set in the dust and heat of the Spanish Civil War plus an out of print play, "The Fifth Column," written during Hemingway's tour in 1937-39—the stories an opportune reminder of Hemingway's astonishing skill in the days before his precision gave way to Papa's Great Posture. Read full book review >
Released: May 29, 1967

"As Lillian Ross might have put it, Hem feller have heap big magic."
A lifetime selection of Hemingway's professional non-fiction as a reporter and columnist, this is a long-awaited book in the hardcover canon of the century's most imitated and most envied writer, and the man who built the tallest legend. Read full book review >
A MOVEABLE FEAST by Ernest Hemingway
Released: May 5, 1964

"There can be little doubt of its interest and attraction for many as a reprise of a now legendary time when Hemingway was young and happy and 'invulnerable,' and a place— well, 'There is never any ending to Paris."
What we've all been awaiting: the first of Hemingway's posthumous works he began in 1958 and finished in 1960. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 7, 1960

"Extensive advertising."
As Hemingway's first in ten years, this has a waiting and eager audience, but this reader, at any rate, found the novel a bitter disappointment after his For Whom The Bell Tolls The magic of the Hemingway atmosphere- this time Venice and the countryside and early morning in a duck blind — this is still here. Read full book review >
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Ernest Hemingway
Released: Sept. 8, 1952

"There's adventure here and Hemingway's old gift for merging drama and tenderness gives it a rare charm."
A long short story and worth the money in quality of the old Hemingway of Men Without Women days — though in quantity it can't bulk to more than a scant 150 pages. Read full book review >
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Ernest Hemingway
Released: Oct. 21, 1940

"But it is a book that repays one for bleak moments of unpleasantness."
This is good Hemingway. Read full book review >
THE FIRST 48 by Ernest Hemingway
Released: Sept. 1, 1938

"His short stories have had a consistently good market, and this should prove easy to sell."
Collected short stories, including all that Hemingway has published to date and three new ones. Read full book review >
THE FIFTH COLUMN by Ernest Hemingway
Released: June 15, 1938

"The play itself makes fascinating reading — a strange inside picture of forces in conflict behind the lines."
An important sales item, in one volume the Hemingway play dealing with the Fascist organization within the Loyalist lines in Madrid (scheduled for New York production) — and a collection of Hemingway's short stories, on which many think his ultimate fame will rest. Read full book review >
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT by Ernest Hemingway
Released: Oct. 15, 1937

"His first novel in 8 years."
A somewhat puzzling book, but — all in all — it is good Hemingway, and a sure sale. Read full book review >
GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA by Ernest Hemingway
Released: Oct. 1, 1935

"Appearing in Scribners Magazine."
The Hemingway name will carry this beyond what the usual casual interest in reminiscences of hunting in Africa would ordinarily achieve. Read full book review >
WINNER TAKE NOTHING by Ernest Hemingway
Released: June 15, 1933

"Suggest the cruel power of some of the stories in MEN WITHOUT WOMEN, though these are more unpleasant in character than the earlier collection."
The Hemingway market that wants Hemingway at his cruelest and most brutal, will want this new collection of short stories. Read full book review >