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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,874 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: Stacy Keach Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This collection of short stories and vignettes marked Ernest Hemingway's American debut and made him famous.

When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein among the most promising American writers of that period.

In Our Time contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The Three Day Blow," and "The Battler," and introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a lean, tough prose -- enlivened by an ear for the colloquial and an eye for the realistic that suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and a clarity of heart.

Now recognized as one of the most original short story collections in twentieth-century literature, In Our Time provides a key to Hemingway's later works.

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  • “No writer has been more efficiently overshadowed by his imitators than Ernest Hemingway. From the moment he unleashed his stripped-down, declarative sentences on the world, he began breeding entire generations of miniature Hemingways, who latched on to his subtractive style without ever wondering what he’d removed, or why. And his tendency to lapse into self-parody during the latter half of his career didn’t help matters. But In Our Time, which Hemingway published in 1925, reminds us of just how fresh and accomplished his writing could be—and gives at least an inkling of why Ezra Pound could call him the finest prose stylist in the world.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestselling Author
  • A Nobel Prize–Winning Author

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katrina | 2/17/2014

    " Could someone explain this book to me, please? It affected me, sadened me, and made me want to know more about all that men go through in war. It made me think more of my father, and how lucky I am to have him as he is. I think a lot about the men specifically who fought in Viet Nam, and how it changed their lives forever. This book made me painfully aware of how little I know, and how much I will probably never understand. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Matt Minuti | 2/17/2014

    " I found that this book was written in a very unfamilar way in that there is a series of short stories with shapeters of events inbetween them. Overall the main character i would say was Nick Adams and many of the stories include life changing events in them. All in all this book was good, yet hard to follow, and the tone was overall depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nathan | 2/17/2014

    " Oh, modernism, how I love thee and sing thine irreverent praises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marci | 2/16/2014

    " This is Hemingway's first book and I loved it. I was also very surprised at the historical WWI context, as I'm used to Hemingway's later works. It was a very, very good and enlightening read. "

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