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'The best fictional report of the Spanish Civil War that we possess' Anthony Burgess

High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels...

Reviews

A sparse, masculine, world-weary meditation on death, ideology and the savagery of war in general, and the Spanish civil war in particular

Sunday Telegraph

For Whom the Bell Tolls allowed us to actually see the experience of an irregular struggle, from the political and military point of view...That book became a familiar part of my life. And we always went back to it, consulted it, to find inspiration

Fidel Castro, Observer

I read as a kid, of course, but it didn't get me like that till I read For Whom the Bell Tolls. I was very taken with that book. I still reread sections, though I'm now reading it not for the thrill of the story but for the technique and craft of it.

Gene Wilder, Daily Mail

The best book Hemingway has written

New York Times

One of the greatest novels which our troubled age will produce

Observer

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099289821

    August 6, 1999

    Vintage Classics

    496 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099908609

    December 7, 1993

    Arrow

    496 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea
A Farewell To Arms
Ernest Hemingway: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Hemingway on War
Islands in the Stream
The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
By-Line
A Farewell to Arms: The Special Edition
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro
True At First Light
The First Forty-Nine Stories
The Torrents Of Spring
Winner Take Nothing
A Moveable Feast
Across the River and into the Trees
Green Hills Of Africa
Men Without Women
Death In The Afternoon
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories
To Have and Have Not
The Essential Hemingway
Fiesta

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The Riddle Of The Sands
Parade's End
The Scarlet Letter