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For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayLibrarians note: An alternate cover edition can be found here
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from the good fight, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordans love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordos last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving and wise.
If the function of a writer is to reveal reality, Maxwell Perkins wrote to Hemingway after reading the manuscript, no one ever so completely performed it. Greater in power, broader in scope, and more intensely emotional than any of the authors previous works, it stands as one of the best war novels of all time.
The Spanish Civil War & Literature: Orwell, Auden, Eliot and Hemingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls
As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. It was published just after the end of the Spanish Civil War — , whose general lines were well known at the time. It assumes the reader knows that the war was between a democratically elected, pro-working class and anti-Catholic government , which many foreigners like Robert went to Spain to help, and a successful dictatorial, Catholic, pro-landowner revolt , supported by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. It was commonly viewed as the dress rehearsal for the Second World War , which in was just beginning. Set in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range between Madrid and Segovia, the action takes place during four days and three nights.
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During the Spanish Civil War — , Spain became a battleground in the fight between freedom and fascism. Fascism prevailed. It is a story about a young American volunteer in the International Brigades, named Robert Jordan, who is attached to an anti-fascist guerrilla unit in the mountains of Spain. All of life—hope, fear, and love—plays out in three days of intense action. Though entirely a work of fiction, it transports you to that time and place so that you feel as though you have experienced it yourself. It is also simply a great story. An ardent lover of Spain since his first visit there, when he was twenty-four, to see the bullfights at Pamplona in , Hemingway followed the Spanish conflict from its inception.
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