Hemingway Project

Ernest Hemingway
Born Ernest Miller Hemingway
July 21, 1899
Oak Park, Illinois
Died July 2, 1961 (aged 61)
Ketchum, Idaho
Occupation/  Identifiers Novelist, poet, short story writer, war correspondent, original badass, cat lover
Notable work(s) The Sun Also Rises (1926)
A Farewell to Arms (1929)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
Notable award(s) Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1953)
Nobel Prize in Literature (1954)
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After coming across Adam’s Steinbeck Project the other day and hearing of other people tackling similar projects, I have decided to mimic them on my blog with a man I have become fascinated with this past year, Ernest Hemingway. I read The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea last summer and was instantly hooked. I never got around to writing reviews for them, however, so I will reread them before writing reviews. I also read A Moveable Feast recently for my TBR Pile Challenge which convinced me to get back into Hemingway, hence this project.

I have included Ernest Hemingway’s complete works below that I intend on reading for this project. Following Adam’s format, I broke the works down into categories and by publication date. I plan on reading everything in chronological order as best as I can manage. I have also included a five-book biography series by Michael S. Reynolds as it was recommended to me. After Hemingway, I will probably move on to F. Scott Fitzgerald to stick with my “Lost Generation” blog theme.

I will link up reviews here as they become available.


  • (1926) The Torrents of Spring
  • (1926) The Sun Also Rises
  • (1929) A Farewell to Arms
  • (1937) To Have and Have Not
  • (1940) For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • (1950) Across the River and Into the Trees
  • (1952) The Old Man and the Sea
  • (1970) Islands in the Stream
  • (1986) The Garden of Eden
  • (1999) True at First Light


  • (1923) Three Stories and Ten Poems
  • (1925) In Our Time
  • (1927) Men Without Women
  • (1933) Winner Take Nothing
  • (1938) The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories
  • (1961) The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
  • (1969) The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
  • (1972) The Nick Adams Stories
  • (1979) 88 Poems
  • (1984) The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
  • (1987) The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
  • (1995) Everyman’s Library: The Collected Stories
  • (1999) Hemingway on Writing
  • (2000) Hemingway on Fishing
  • (2003) Hemingway on Hunting
  • (2003) Hemingway on War
  • (2008) Hemingway on Paris


  • (1932) Death in the Afternoon
  • (1935) Green Hills of Africa
  • (1962) Hemingway, The Wild Years
  • (1964) A Moveable Feast
  • (1967) By-Line: Ernest Hemingway
  • (1970) Ernest Hemingway: Cub Reporter
  • (1985) The Dangerous Summer
  • (1985) Dateline: Toronto’
  • (1992) The Complete Poems
  • (2005) Under Kilimanjaro

Biographies by Michael S. Reynolds:

  • (1986) The Young Hemingway
  • (1989) Hemingway: The Paris Years
  • (1992) Hemingway: The American Homecoming
  • (1997) Hemingway: The 1930’s
  • (1999) Hemingway: The Final Years

8 thoughts on “Hemingway Project”

  1. I love this! I went through a Hemingway/Fitzgerald binge during the last couple years and got through most of their works. I have a love/hate relationship with Hemingway but think his best were the the three you mentioned. I also appreciated Death in the Afternoon and would be interested in your thoughts. Some call it his treatise on bullfighting but I found it to be more his treatise on his writing ethos. Have fun! It’ll be quite the adventure 🙂

    • Thank you, Ben! I’ll have to see what I think Death in the Afternoon is all about once I get to it. Also, I have somehow only read The Great Gatsby in regard to Fitzgerald, and that was back in high school. I’m in need of more!

  2. Ha! The “major works” project is an epidemic, recently, sweeping up everyone who stands on its way! Best of luck on this: Hemingway is one of my favourite authors after I read “A Moveable Feast” and I have myself started Dickens last December.

    • DICKENS!!! I was actually going to choose between Hemingway and Dickens for my project and decided on Hemingway since he better fits the theme of my blog. I took a Dickens literature course a couple years ago, though, and absolutely adore him. Best of luck on your journey! 🙂

  3. YAY! This is a great project. 😀 I’m reading Hemingway for the first time right now (A Farewell To Arms.) And I’m reading a really great new release — The Paris Wife, about Hemingway’s first marriage. LOVE.

  4. I like this; I also do this all the time, but I never thought to document it. (I am really bad about being up to date on my reviews.) Only, I don’t think I’ve done it with an author of classics who has written a lot. But if I find an author I like, I always go check out every book by that author my library has. (They don’t always have everything.)

    • I am also really bad about up-to-date reviews, hence why I have so few on my site. But yeah, sometimes you read one good book by an author and suddenly feel the need to read more or everything, depending on the writer.

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