Spare, powerful, tough: these early Hemingway stories are in part autobiographical and wonderfully persuasive in their realism.
In these Hemingway stories, which are partly autobiographical, men and women of passion live, fight, love and die in scenes of dramatic intensity. They range from hauntingly tragedy on the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, to brutal America with its deceptive calm, and war-ravaged Europe.
“Stamped with the urgency of Hemingway's style ... revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descriptions of brutality”
“An excellent story-teller, intense and skilful in planning and bringing off his effects”