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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigía Edition (1987)

by Ernest Hemingway

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The definitive collection by the man whose craft and vision remains an enduring influence on generations of readers and writers. Contains twenty-one stories not included in the 1938 omnibus "The first forty-nine."

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Hemingway's Complete Short Stories is a man-book. ( )
  KENNERLYDAN | Jul 11, 2021 |
Volume III (Keach) ( )
  addunn3 | Jun 4, 2021 |
I have read most if not all of the individual collections so this is largely a re-read that picks up any stray stories that I missed. ( )
  ChrisMcCaffrey | Apr 6, 2021 |
One of my very first purchases after I discovered the likes of bookstores such as Borders and B&N. Great writing from a true master. The physical sensation of handling a book – the weight of it, the crispness of the pages, the particular smell... I'll never own an e-reader. ( )
  Tracy_Tomkowiak | Sep 14, 2016 |
Nice, crisp language, beautiful dialogs. When I was young I thought it was great. Now, I'm not so sure. ( )
  parp | Aug 29, 2016 |
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Ernest Hemingwayprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hemingway, GregoryForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hemingway, JohnForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hemingway, PatrickForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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(Foreword) When Papa and Marty first rented in 1940 the Finca Vigía which was to be his home for the next twenty-two years until his death, there was still a real country on the south side.
(Publisher's Preface) There has long been a need for a complete and up-to-date edition of the short stories of Ernest Hemingway.
(Preface to "The First Forty-nine") The first four stories are the last ones I have written. The others follow in the order in which they were originally published.
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The Finca Vigía edition collects all the stories Hemingway published in his lifetime, those published posthumously, and seven that are appearing in print for the first time (altogether 70 stories).
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The definitive collection by the man whose craft and vision remains an enduring influence on generations of readers and writers. Contains twenty-one stories not included in the 1938 omnibus "The first forty-nine."

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Part I: "The first forty-nine."
  • Preface to the "The first forty-nine"
  • The short happy life of Francis Macomber
  • The capital of the world
  • The snows of Kilimanjaro
  • Old man at the bridge
  • Up in Michigan
  • On the Quai at Smyrna
  • Indian camp
  • The doctor and the doctor's wife
  • The end of something
  • The three-day blow
  • The battler
  • A very short story
  • Soldier's home
  • The revolutionist
  • Mr. and Mrs. Elliot
  • Cat in the rain
  • Out of season
  • Cross-country snow
  • My old man
  • Big two-hearted river. Part I
  • Big two-hearted river. Part II
  • The undefeated
  • In another country
  • Hills like white elephants
  • The killers
  • Che ti dice la patria?
  • Fifty grand
  • A simple enquiry
  • Ten Indians
  • A canary for one
  • An Alpine idyll
  • A pursuit race
  • Today is Friday
  • Banal story
  • Now I lay me
  • After the storm
  • A clean, well-lighted place
  • The light of the world
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen
  • The sea change
  • A way you'll never be
  • The mother of a queen
  • One reader writes
  • Homage to Switzerland
  • A day's wait
  • A natural history of the dead
  • Wine of Wyoming
  • The gambler, the nun, and the radio
  • Fathers and sons.
Part II : Short stories published in books or magazines subsequent to "The first forty-nine."
  • One trip across
  • The tradesman's return
  • The denunciation
  • The butterfly and the tank
  • Night before battle
  • Under the ridge
  • Nobody ever dies
  • The good lion
  • The faithful bull
  • Get a seeing-eyed dog
  • A man of the world
  • Summer people
  • The last good country
  • An African story.
Part III : Previously unpublished fiction.
  • A train trip
  • The porter
  • Black ass at the cross roads
  • Landscape with figures
  • I guess everything reminds you of something
  • Great news from the mainland
  • The strange country
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