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For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordo's last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving and wise. "If the function of a writer is to reveal reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote to Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it." Greater in power, broader in scope, and more intensely emotional than any of the author's previous works, it stands as one of the best war novels of all time.
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Rouge
Pour qui sonne le glas | Ernest Hemingway
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Un passage obligé pour ceux qui aiment lire

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Auntynanny
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This is the first Hemingway novel I've read. I was a bit apprehensive, because I wasn't sure if I would like it or if it would be too difficult for me. I was pleasantly surprised. Also, I don't know much about the Spanish Civil War, so I was glad to learn more. It was informative as well as disturbing.

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Book #15: I started reading For Whom the Bell Tolls the summer before 11th grade for a class where we had to pick our own book to read over the summer. Unfortunately, I never actually finished the book for class. Fast forward three years and I was sick with mono during the end of my freshman year of undergrad and I clearly had nothing else to...

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Aussie4paws
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Summer Breeze.
Bell ringer

Bklover Beautiful! 9mo
wanderinglynn Who‘s the cutie? 💚🦜 9mo
Aussie4paws He is a pineapple Conure 6 years old 9mo
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Aussie4paws
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Unfortunately for Summer he got his bell taken away during the Oscar's..he could not resist ringing it during each clapping session

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SquiBella
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For Whom the Bell Tolls #raidinggrandmaslibrary

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SquiBella
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Going through my grandma‘s library and finding some first-edition and special-edition classics 😍 Yes, I will be keeping these.

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phyhill
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I'm starting this book, which I was supposed to have read in college, and trying to make sense of what I underlined when I started reading it before. It's weird seeing my own handwriting in the margins and feeling like someone else wrote it.

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paulfrankspencer
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A little different from his other novels. Gets into just enough stream of consciousness to not be burdensome on the reader. Plot still moves the narrative forward from various 3rd person points of view. Overall, good war novel with love and philosophy and practical wisdom. Would recommend to pretty much anyone.

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emilycoc
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Did a little book swap with my best friend today. She gave me Bellevue Square, and I gave her Breakfast of Champions and For Whom the Bell Tolls. I decided to give up on re-reading it - I‘m just about as into it as I was the first time I read it, so it was time to call it quits.

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paulfrankspencer
For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway

Augustin stood there looking down at him and cursed him, speaking slowly, clearly, bitterly, and contemptuously and cursing as steadily as though he were dumping manure on a field, lifting it with a dung fork out of a wagon.

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paulfrankspencer
For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway

If we no longer have religion after the war then I think there must be some form of civic penance organized that all may be cleansed from the killing or else we will never have a true and human basis for living. The killing is necessary, I know, but still the doing of it is very bad for a man and I think that, after all this is over and we have won the war, there must be a penance of some kind for the cleansing of us all.

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paulfrankspencer
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"Go to the unprintable," Augustin said. "And unprint thyself."

How you swear in print in 1940.

RaimeyGallant lol 10mo
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paulfrankspencer
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"Men. It is a shame to us women that we make them."

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emilycoc
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Decided to read this one next as part of my purge project. This is another re-read for me. I love other Hemingway works - The Old Man and the Sea; A Moveable Feast - that I had high hopes for this during my first read, and I ended up being disappointed! I wanted so badly to like it too. So we‘ll see how this goes.

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Branwen
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This is how I am spending my Friday night...making book pendants! 😁💕📚 The blue is Jane Austen, the pink is Emily Dickinson, the purple is F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the big one is Hemingway. ❤ I also made a bunch of bookmarks! I had a lot of book pages to save after library weeding this week! 👍

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JLaurenceCohen
For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway's majestic story of love and sacrifice set during the Spanish Civil War. The novel is an homage to Spain and a lament for the forces that tore it apart.

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Lcsmcat
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When we hear #jinglebells, do we ask For Whom the Bell Tolls? #seasonsreadings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!!! 🛎 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I thought Santa was taking a hit off a bong. I‘ve obviously had a long day! 🤪 12mo
Naj @BarbaraTheBibliophage Hahahahaha I can't unsee it now 😂😂😂 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Naj Glad I could make you giggle! 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🔔❤️ 12mo
vkois88 🔔🕭🔔🕭🔔🕭🔔🕭🔔 12mo
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Nebklvr
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The basic plot was interesting. In certain parts of the narrative, the writing became very repetitive, almost cyclical. Hemingway loved to curse in Spanish but used “obscenity” ad nauseum in English. Also, Maria was infantilized even though she had seen the most personal violence. Hemingway was obsessed with suicide and the ramifications of the act and the stupidity and yet “nobility” of war.

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Nebklvr
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And why are we using “obscenity” over and over again?. It is stupid

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Gissy
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1. Biography 100% Not self help books please😱😩2. Neither one but I can spend a day watching either one with friends sometimes. 3. Ernest Hemingway❤️4. Tacos! I like crunchy food😋 @mabell @Soubhiville @Captivatedbybooks @tpixie

Soubhiville Mmmmmmm, tacos! 1y
Gissy @Soubhiville 🌮🌮🌮😋👍 1y
mabell Thanks for the tag! 😊❤️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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zsuzsanna_reads
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I finished this book, even though it was a chore, because it's on my lifetime reading plan. The story follows a small band of Spanish partisans as they get ready for an extremely dangerous mission: blowing up a bridge with the help of Robert Jordan, Hemingway's thinly disguised alter ego. While Jordan is an unmitigated ass, the book did have two interesting and unforgettable characters: Pablo and Pilar.
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#1001books #lifetimereadingplan

LauraJ Great cover 🖤 1y
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melissajayne
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#librarybooks pt. 1
From the top
• Happy Families (Inspector Morse DVD)
• For Whom the Bell Tolls (a certain fmr Senator‘s favourite book)
• A Fatal Grace
• What the Eyes Don‘t See
• Everything Trump Touches Dies
• The World As It Is

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Ddzmini
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Book: For Whom The Bell Tolls
Author: Robert Frost
Movie: Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off/ Fight Club
Food: French Fries 🍟 (yum yum 😋)
#manicmonday. #letterf @JoScho

JoScho 🍟❤️😊 1y
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Branwen
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"And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."

Today, on July 2nd 1961, Ernest Hemingway died. It's the 57th anniversary of his death. Which Hemingway book is your favorite? ❤

Leftcoastzen Nice collection! 1y
rubyslippersreads I‘m embarrassed to say I‘ve never read any Hemingway. 😔 Where should I start? 1y
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Thanks so much! Thats my fave also! 😄 @rubyslippersreads I would start with maybe some of his short stories? The Snows of Kilimanjaro is my favorite! That way, if you like his shorter stuff, you can keep going with his novels! In terms of his books I would say to probably start with The Sun Also Rises or The Old Man and the Sea! Both are fantastic! 😃📚💞 1y
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rockabillybibliophile
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"you must make your whole life in the two nights that are given to you; that living as we do now you must concentrate all of that which you should always have into the short time that you can have it"

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The planes came back three times and bombed the hilltop but no one on the hilltop knew it.

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rockabillybibliophile
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It's a bit of a reading day for me, seeing as I haven't made much of a dent in this for book group. #caturday #hemingway #littens #saturday

knittedgnome Have a good reading day!! I love your kitty! Tabby cats are special! 🐱😍 2y
rockabillybibliophile @knittedgnome thank you 😸 she is. I have 2 of them. Idgie is getting to be an old lady now, she's 9 this month 😻 2y
knittedgnome My sweet baby Elwood was a tabby. He was a best friend for 27 years. Best cat ever! I have a spotted tabby now who is also very sweet but crazy playful. 2y
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rockabillybibliophile @knittedgnome wow that's an amazing age! maybe my Idgie isn't so old after all 😸 She's pretty chilled. Dodger is the crazy one, I swear he has no sense of danger, he's always trying to scale things but forgets he's a terrible cat and has no balance 🙄 2y
knittedgnome 17!! I didn't catch that. Sorry! Still old for a kitty. So funny about Dodger!! 2y
rockabillybibliophile @knittedgnome 🤣 I was thinking that must be some kind of record 2y
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rockabillybibliophile
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My book haul from today. I only went in for For Whom the Bell Tolls which is June's book group read, but they had Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price so ya know...

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1001BooksPodcast
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Episode 3 was a doozy. We reviewed For Whom the Bell Tolls and dug deep to find some love for Hemingway. #1001books Find us on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, or Google Play Music by searching “1001 Books Podcast”

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BarbaraBB
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#Riotgrams day 17: #AnUnreturnedBook

Well, my name is definitely not Hans 😂.
This is a book of my father, that I borrowed from him. I was in the habit of never returning his books and he wrote ‘Forever Hans‘s book‘ in this one. Somehow he forgot to ask it back afterwards. 💜

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hes7
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🛎 #ThisRemindsMeOf this Hemingway novel. I‘ve been meaning to read it for years, since it involves the Spanish Civil War, but it just hasn‘t happened yet. 🤷‍♀️ #TBR

Libby1 I read it in high school but I think I missed a lot of the meaning. I‘d be happy to revisit Hemingway in the future. 2y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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🛎 #ThisRemindsMeOf For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, a classic on my TBR that I will get to eventually 😊
#BookNerd 📚💙

JoeStalksBeck Good one! 2y
hes7 I had the same thought! And I still need to read it, too. 🙈 2y
Caroline2 Yep I've had this on my TBR shelf for over a year now! 😳 2y
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Elsje
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“It was as though you had thrown a stone and the stone made a ripple and the ripple returned roaring and toppling as a tidal wave.”

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Elsje
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“Of course they turned on you. They turned on you often but they always turned on every one. They turned on themselves, too. If you had three together, two would unite against one, and then the two would start to betray each other. Not often, but often enough for you to take enough cases and start to draw it as a conclusion.”

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Elsje
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“You like to hunt?”
“Yes, man. More than anything. We all hunt in my village. You do not like to hunt?”
“No,” said Robert Jordan. “I do not like to kill animals.”
“With me it is the opposite,” the old man said. “I do not like to kill men.”

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Branwen
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A bit late, but I wanted to share with my litsy family the best holiday gift I have ever received; a first edition 1940 copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls, by my beloved Hemingway. ♡ It is seriously the most beautiful thing I have ever owned!

kspenmoll So happy for you👏🏻! 2y
TommieMarie74 Omgosh! I am incredibly jealous! That book is beautiful!! 😍❤️ 2y
batsy What a lovely gift! 2y
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ALNickRose
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#9: I wanted to read a classic. I enjoyed this tale of guerrillas during the Spanish Civil War, and figuring out "For Whom The Bell Tolls". #17booksin2017 #hemingway #americanliterature

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Sarah83
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Buechersuechtling A „I always wanted to read that!“-kind of classic. Especially after I read „The old Man and the Sea“ 🧓🏼🌊 this year and really liked it. 🧡 2y
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Susanita
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Someday I‘ll read more Hemingway, but in the meantime here‘s some (golden) bells. #silverbells #decdays

Cinfhen 💗😂🙌🏻 2y
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#AccaddeOggi
#5novembre #1940 #77annifa

Il trentanovenne poeta e scrittore Ernest Hemingway sposa la sua terza moglie, la trentaduenne giornalista e scrittrice Martha Gellhorn.
Il loro primo incontro avvenne in un bar della Florida nel 1936. Il loro matrimonio durò cinque anni. Gellhorn ha ispirato Hemingway nella stesura di quello che viene oggi definito il miglior romanzo dell'autore statunitense, "Per chi suona la campana".

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AshleyHoss820
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Most Popular Book of 1941: Spanish Revolution? ✅ Romance? ✅ Speaking in Old English for no good reason? ✅ Treachery? Explosions? Communists? ✅✅✅ I actually love Hemingway but I had a hard time really enjoying this one. An American professor takes a sabbatical to go fight with the guerrillas. He unexpectedly finds all the things he's been missing in his life. Will they win and ride off into the sunset!? 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ #1001Books 113/1,001

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AshleyHoss820
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Spot. On.

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Lcsmcat
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I have a set of electric candles on one of my bookshelves. #bookandcandle #nobookswereharmedinthemakingofthisphoto #autumnreads @Tiffy_Reads

Laalaleighh Stealing. 2y
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myers85
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Question for night readers! I've always read in bed before going to sleep but I've recently moved in with my girlfriend so I've just been reading on my Kindle Paperwhite so as not to keep her awake. However I've got a number of paperbacks I'd like to read. Does anyone know of any reading lights that are not too bright. I did try one bit we ended up doing shadow animals on the wall! I really want to read For Whom the Bell Tolls.

ValerieAndBooks I gave up on reading in bed years ago, so no recs from me but maybe this recent article will help. Good luck! https://bookriot.com/2017/09/19/best-book-light/ 2y
myers85 Thanks @ValerieAndBooks I'll check the article out 😊 2y
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AshleyHoss820
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"And what do gypsies do in the war?" Robert Jordan asked him. "They keep on being gypsies."

Cinfhen Great photo ❤️ 2y
AshleyHoss820 @Cinfhen I love Google! 😄 There were some awesome gypsy photos! (edited) 2y
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LitTraveler
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Just went a tad overboard at B&N today 🤷🏻‍♀️

BookishJess Nice haul! Lord of the Flies is so good. 2y
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