|Award(s):||Nobel Prize in Literature (1954)|
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For Whom the Bell Tolls is Ernest Hemingway’ s brilliant war novel, telling the story of Robert Jordan, a young American fighting with an anti-fascist guerilla unit in Spain. Jordan wages war, forges friendships, and falls deeply in love with the beautiful Maria. First published in 1940, For Whom the Bell Tolls has been adapted for movies, television, and stage. It is widely viewed as Hemingway...
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I enjoyed this book presented by Audible.com. It was an edge-of-your-seat story about a war described effectively through Hemingway's mastery of the language. Although quite graphic (it's not a book for children) it is a very well-developed story, with so much interesting detail I could picture every scene. The characters are colourful and vivid, the battles breathtakingly realistic, the ending ... not what this reader wanted. Even so, it was disappointing to reach the end.
Oct 14th, 2019
One of my top 5 favorites (top 5 stretches to a dozen) but loved, loved, loved this amazing novel!!!
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one the finest depictions in concerning the trifle of love and war from a perspective of the Spanish Revolution never seen before in our time
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