For Whom The Bell Tolls (Paperback)Ernest Hemingway (author)
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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...
**One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
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 *
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