Download a free copy of the Last Will of American novelist Ernest (Papa) Hemingway (1899-1961).
The works of Ernest Miller Hemingway are considered classics of American literature. His writing style, known as the iceberg theory, was characterized by economy and understatement, and it influenced many other 20th century authors. His characters exuded authenticity, which reverberated with his public.
In his younger years he worked as a reporter until World War I when he became an ambulance driver in Italy. This experience formed the basis for A Farewell to Arms. After the war he worked in Paris as a foreign correspondence, which led to him covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. During World War II he was present at D-Day and the liberation of Paris. In the midst of all this, he found time to get married four times.
His public persona was that of a hard drinking, hard living adventure seeker. After publishing The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway went on safari to Africa and was almost killed in a plane crash, which left him in ill health for most of the rest of his life. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Hemingway committed suicide at his home in 1961.
Last Updated: 14-April-2016