For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paperback)Ernest Hemingway (author)
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century by one of the greatest writers in American history
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 on the republican side of the Spanish Civil War, 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. It is in these desperate days that his fate will be set.
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 261 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 29 mm
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 * 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. * Daily Mail *
The best book Hemingway has written * New York Times *
The best fictional report on the Spanish Civil War that we possess -- Anthony Burgess
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