A Farewell to Arms
It is set in WWI when a soldier and a nurse fall in love. The action was terribly slow until the last few pages when the events really surprised me.... A Moveable Feast
Hemingway writes about the expatriate era in Paris, where he was surrounded by Gertrude Stein, Ford Maddox Ford, Scott Fitzgerald, and Ezra Pound. He yalks about his first wife, Hadley, and their son Bumby, and his methods of working in this ancient, lively city. They ski in Switzerland and get caught up in horse racing, but Hemingway is at his most adventurous talking about the cafes and local characters he encountered. ... Fiesta
"Fiesta" is the story of a cosmopolit group of British and American expats living in Paris, in the roaring 1920, after the World War I just ended. The main character is an american journalis/writer, Jake Barnes, a war veteran that, due to an injury he sustained during the war, became impotent. He is very much in love with Lady Brett Ashely, an Englishwoman. She reciprocates his feelings, but both know they don't stand a chance for a long term relashionsh... For Whom the Bell Tolls
A tragic and magisterial portrayal of the Spanish Civil War as seen through the eyes of a young American, fighting on behalf of the doomed Republicans, who is tasked with blowing up a vital bridge on the eve of a major offensive. Robert Jordan should not be in Spain at the height of its Civil War. He is an American, and back home he was a teacher, not a soldier. But when the war broke out, and the Fascists under Franco sought to crush the democratically ...
Islands In The Stream
The story depicts the life of Thomas Hudson, the fictional painter, at three different points. Thomas Hudson is a successful painter and writer who deals with his deteriorating family while living in the Key West area. First, Hudson experiences a night of drinking with his other artistic friends. Then, his kids arrive and they spend the day with him and his friends, helping him break out of writer's block. The story then skips ahead to where he's living ... The Garden of Eden
In this novel, Ernest Hemingway uses his unique writing style to show the important effect that someone's history actually has on their future. The story revolves around three main characters; David Bourne, an American writer, his bride Catherine, and a girl they meet on their honeymoon, Marita. Throughout the book, David slowly becomes aware that Catherine is becoming, or is already, mentally ill. She starts acting strangely, asking him things that he w... The Old Man and the Sea
This book is about a stuggle between an old man and the nature. The old Cuban fisherman Santiago has been set out to sea four 85 days and returned home empty handed. So conspicuously unlucky is he that the parents of his young devoted apprentice and friend, Manolin, have forced the boy to leave the old man in order to fish in a more prosperous boat. Nevertheless, the boy continues to care for the old man upon his return each night. He helps the old man ... The Sun Also Rises
Gertrude Stein's quote, "You are all a lost generation," reflects the depressive postwar mood of the twenties. Against this backdrop, Jake Barnes, the protagonist, tries to cope with a war injury that makes lovemaking impossible, and gives to his life a bland futility, against which he struggles. The book describes Jake's observations of a consort of characters, and their joyless wanderings through varied adventures, trips, and couplings, including a tr... To Have and Have Not
Harry Morgan is literally trying to stay afloat in the depression-era 1930s. His boat is his only source of income - whether through legal party-fishing or illegal smuggling of rum, people or anything else that will pay. It's a sometimes violent business that keeps Harry on the edge of disaster.
The story opens with Harry's refusal to carry Cuban revolutionaries to the United States. As the revolutionaries leave the cantina in which they have been neg...