Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476787589
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Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most intimate and elaborately enhanced addition to the Hemingway Library series: Hemingway’s memoir of his safari across the Serengeti—presented with archival material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library and with the never-before-published safari journal of Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. When it was first published in 1935, The New York Times called Green Hills of Africa, “The best-written story of big-game hunting anywhere,” Hemingway’s evocative account of his safari through East Africa with his wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, captures his fascination with big-game hunting. In examining the grace of the chase and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape and the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man. This new Hemingway Library Edition offers a fresh perspective on Hemingway’s classic travelogue, with a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, the author’s sole surviving son, who spent many years as a professional hunter in East Africa; a new introduction by Seán Hemingway, grandson of the author; and, published for the first time in its entirety, the African journal of Hemingway’s wife, Pauline, which offers an intimate glimpse into thoughts and experiences that shaped her husband’s craft.

Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0743237242
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Release: 2002-07-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave." -- ERNEST HEMINGWAY In the winter of 1933, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline set out on a two-month safari in the big-game country of East Africa, camping out on the great Serengeti Plain at the foot of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. "I had quite a trip," the author told his friend Philip Percival, with characteristic understatement. Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's account of that expedition, of what it taught him about Africa and himself. Richly evocative of the region's natural beauty, tremendously alive to its character, culture, and customs, and pregnant with a hard-won wisdom gained from the extraordinary situations it describes, it is widely held to be one of the twentieth century's classic travelogues.

Green Hills Of Africa

Green Hills Of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781443430791
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Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Told in his trademark subdued, stripped-down writing style, Green Hills of Africa recounts American writer Ernest Hemingway’s December 1933 big-game safari in East Africa. Accompanied by his wife, P.O.M. (Pauline Pfeiffer), Hemingway, aided by local Masai guides, ventures into beautiful, untouched parts of the dark continent on a quest to bring down an elusive kudo. Written during a time when colonial big-game hunting was still an acceptable sport, Green Hills of Africa embodies man’s quest to dominate the natural environment. Originally published in serial format in Scribner’s Magazine, Green Hills of Africa was released in 1935 to lukewarm critical reception, however, in the years since its original publication, the book has come to represent some of the best of Hemingway’s travel writing and an era long since passed. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781476787725
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Release: 2017-07-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The fourth in the series of new annotated editions of Ernest Hemingway’s work, edited by the author’s grandson Seán and introduced by his son Patrick, this “illuminating” (The Washington Post) collection includes the best of the well-known classics as well as unpublished stories, early drafts, and notes that “offer insight into the mind and methods of one of the greatest practitioners of the story form” (Kirkus Reviews). Ernest Hemingway is a cultural icon—an archetype of rugged masculinity, a romantic ideal of the intellectual in perpetual exile—but, to his countless readers, Hemingway remains a literary force much greater than his image. Of all of Hemingway’s canonical fictions, perhaps none demonstrate so forcefully the power of the author’s revolutionary style as his short stories. In classics like “Hills like White Elephants,” “The Butterfly in the Tank,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” Hemingway shows us great literature compressed to its most potent essentials. We also see, in Hemingway’s short fiction, the tales that created the legend: these are stories of men and women in love and in war and on the hunt, stories of a lost generation born into a fractured time. The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway presents many of Hemingway’s most famous classics alongside rare and unpublished material: Hemingway’s early drafts and correspondence, his dazzling out-of-print essay on the art of the short story, and two marvelous examples of his earliest work--his first published story, “The Judgment of Manitou,” which Hemingway wrote when still a high school student, and a never-before-published story, written when the author was recovering from a war injury in Milan after WWI. This work offers vital insight into the artistic development of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. It is a perfect introduction for a new generation of Hemingway readers, and it belongs in the collection of any true Hemingway fan.

Hemingway in Africa

Hemingway in Africa
Author: Christopher Ondaatje
Pages: 237
ISBN: UOM:39015060400614
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Release: 2004-06-17
Editor: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looks at Hemingway's lifelong fascination with Africa, following the trail of his two major African safaris and analyzing his writings to explore the important influence of the continent on his life and work.

Under Kilimanjaro

Under Kilimanjaro
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 456
ISBN: 0873388461
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the last of Hemingway's manuscripts to be published in its entirety. Editors Lewis and Fleming have taken great pains to publish as complete and faithful a publication as possible without editorial distortion. Hemingway called this title his "African Book." It is a thoughtful, adventuresome, and comedic recounting of his final safari in Africa.

Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0099595664
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Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in--and fascination with--big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Yet Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, and of the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man.

Hemingway on Hunting

Hemingway on Hunting
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476770475
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Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ernest Hemingway’s lifelong zeal for hunting is reflected in his masterful works of fiction, from his famous account of an African safari in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” to passages about duck hunting in Across the River and into the Trees. For Hemingway, hunting was more than just a passion; it was a means through which to explore our humanity and man’s relationship to nature. Courage, awe, respect, precision, patience—these were the virtues that Hemingway honored in the hunter, and his ability to translate these qualities into prose has produced some of the strongest accounts of hunting of all time. Hemingway on Hunting offers the full range of Hemingway’s writing about the hunting life. With selections from his best-loved novels and stories, along with journalistic pieces from such magazines as Esquire and Vogue, this spectacular collection is a must-have for anyone who has ever tasted the thrill of the hunt—in person or on the page.

Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781476770208
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Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes “The Killers,” the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical “Fathers and Sons,” which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway's career, to his father's suicide; “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” a “brilliant fusion of personal observation, hearsay and invention,” wrote Hemingway's biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: “I put all the true stuff in,” with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form.

White Hunters

White Hunters
Author: Brian Herne
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781466867543
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Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Holt Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

East Africa affects our imagination like few other places: The sight of a charging rhino goes directly to the heart; the limitless landscape of bony highlands, desert, and mountain is, as Isak Dinesen wrote, of "unequalled nobility." Brian Herne's White Hunters is the story of seventy years of African adventure, danger, and romance. It re-creates the legendary big-game safaris led by Selous and Bell and the daring ventures of early hunters into unexplored territories, and brings to life such romantic figures as Cape-to-Cairo Grogan, who walked 4,000 miles for the love of a woman, and Dinesen's dashing lover, Denys Finch. Witnesses to the richest wildlife spectacle on the earth, these hunters were the first conservationists. Hard-drinking, infatuated with risk, and careless in love, they inspired Hemingway's stories and movies with Clark Gable and Gregory Peck.

Men Without Women

Men Without Women
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781476770178
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Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1927, Men Without Women represents some of Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these fourteen stories, Hemingway begins to examine the themes that would occupy his later works: the casualties of war, the often uneasy relationship between men and women, sport and sportsmanship. In “Banal Story,” Hemingway offers a lasting tribute to the famed matador Maera. “In Another Country” tells of an Italian major recovering from war wounds as he mourns the untimely death of his wife. “The Killers” is the hard-edged story about two Chicago gunmen and their potential victim. Nick Adams makes an appearance in “Ten Indians,” in which he is presumably betrayed by his Indian girlfriend, Prudence. And “Hills Like White Elephants” is a young couple's subtle, heart-wrenching discussion of abortion. Pared down, gritty, and subtly expressive, these stories show the young Hemingway emerging as America's finest short story writer.

African Game Trails

African Game Trails
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1773237675
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Release: 2021-04-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a facsimile re-publication in book form of the Scribner's Magazine installments of African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt. In 1909, the Smithsonian Institution commissioned ex-President Theodore Roosevelt to collect specimens of African wildlife for the National Museum. Roosevelt went to Africa with his son Kermit, several prominent naturalists, and many journalists, thereby initiating the safari industry and setting the standard for the big game hunt. Yet Roosevelt never killed for thrills, instead hunting only specific animals in the amounts requested by the Smithsonian. Making his way from the Kenyan coast to the Upper Nile, he records his impressions of the African landscape, witnesses a traditional lion hunt by African pastoralists, and recalls his meetings with East Africans, to whom he was known as 'Bwana Tumbo (belly).'

Across the River and Into the Trees

Across the River and Into the Trees
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476770031
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Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway made his first extended visit to Italy in thirty years. His reacquaintance with Venice, a city he loved, provided the inspiration for Across the River and into the Trees, the story of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy at the close of the Second World War, and his love for a young Italian countess. A poignant, bittersweet homage to love that overpowers reason, to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the worldweary beauty and majesty of Venice, Across the River and into the Trees stands as Hemingway's statement of defiance in response to the great dehumanizing atrocities of the Second World War. Hemingway's last full-length novel published in his lifetime, it moved John O'Hara in The New York Times Book Review to call him “the most important author since Shakespeare.”

Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps
Author: Graham Greene
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781407086538
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Release: 2010-10-02
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The iconic writer's travel log from the uncharted shores of West Africa. Leaving Europe for the first time in his life, Graham Greene set out in 1935 to discover Liberia, then a virtually unmapped republic on the shores of West Africa. This captivating account of his arduous 350-mile journey on foot - a great adventure which took him from the border with Sierra Leone to the Atlantic coast at Grand Bassa - is as much a record of one young man's self-discovery as it is a striking insight into one of the few areas of Africa untouched by Western colonisation. Journey Without Maps is regarded as a masterclass in travel writing. WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM BUTCHER AND AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX 'One of the best travel books this century' Independent

Winner Take Nothing

Winner Take Nothing
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9781476770055
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Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ernest Hemingway's first new book of fiction, since the publication of A Farewell to Arms in 1929, contains fourteen stories of varying length. Some of them have appeared in magazines but the majority have not been published before. The characters and backgrounds are widely varied. “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is about an old Spanish Beggar. “Homage to Switzerland” concerns various conversations at a Swiss railway-station restaurant. “The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio” is laid in the accident ward of a hospital in Western United States, and so on. Ernest Hemingway made his literary start as a short-story writer. He has always excelled in that medium, and this volume reveals him at his best.

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway Leatherbound Edition

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway Leatherbound Edition
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 518
ISBN: 1107020263
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Release: 2011-11-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The publication of the first volume of the surviving letters of Ernest Hemingway depicts a new side of the towering figure of twentieth century literature for a new generation. This is Ernest long before he became "Papa" struggling to find his creative voice. To mark the occasion Cambridge University Press is releasing this special edition of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1907-1922. This collectors' leatherbound edition is strictly limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. It will be a unique addition to the library of anyone who loves literature, and Papa in particular, and who will view the publication of this book as not only as a great scholarly endeavor but as a landmark literary event. CLICK HEREto follow 'The Hemingway Letters' on Facebook CLICK HEREto watch Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's second son, discusses the letters and the writer's private persona with editor Sandra Spanier.

Travels with Myself and Another

Travels with Myself and Another
Author: Martha Gellhorn
Pages: 294
ISBN: 1585420905
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Release: 2001
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The noted war correspondent and third wife of Ernest Hemingway describes her adventures, discoveries, rescues, and narrow escapes in such locales as Moscow, Eilat on the Red Sea, and the interior of China during the Sino-Japanese War. Original.

Green hills of Africa

Green hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway C
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:438415360
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Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Death in the Long Grass

Death in the Long Grass
Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466803923
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Release: 1978-01-15
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick’s Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters. Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

Moveable Feast The Restored Edition

Moveable Feast  The Restored Edition
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781476770420
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Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. Since Hemingway's personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined and debated the changes made to the text before publication. Now this new special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published. Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Seán Hemingway, this new edition also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son Jack and his first wife, Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of other luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford, and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. Sure to excite critics and readers alike, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.