A winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Ernest Hemingway was one of America's most celebrated writers. Born in Illinois in 1899, he began his career as a reporter before serving as an ambulance driver in World War I. Initially known for his short stories, his reputation was further enhanced by his novels, including The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.
"If you've missed it, you missed some of the finest writing he's
done." THE NEW YORKER
"In this book, In Our Time, Ernest Hemingway has invented a pounding prose as forceful as a pile driver and at the same time exact as a thousandth of an inch." JOHN DOS PASSOS