In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway (EPUB)

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Ebook Info

  • Published: 2002
  • Number of pages: 160 pages
  • Format: EPUB
  • File Size: 0.41 MB
  • Authors: Ernest Hemingway


A strikingly original collection of short stories and accompanying vignettes that marked Ernest Hemingway’s American debut.When In Our Time was first published in 1925, it was widely praised for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and earned Hemingway a place 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” and “The Three Day Blow,” 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. His writing suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and a clarity of vision. Now recognized as one of the most important short story collections of twentieth-century literature, In Our Time provides key insights into Hemingway’s later works.

User’s Reviews

Reviews from Amazon users which were colected at the time this book was published on the website:

⭐This is just excerpts of the book, about 20 pages long. Even at 99 cent, Do not buy! Not sure why Amazon allows this!

⭐This is a total scam. This is not a book but a twenty three page pamphlet. Most pages have one short paragraph. The entire thing could be read in ten minutes max. This is a absolute rip off that no one could enjoy.

⭐I didn’t think I liked Hemingway but had to read this for a book discussion. I really enjoyed it and I think I have found another author I will enjoy. I still don’t like some of his work but this is good.

⭐An amazing read, some can get gruesome, but in way that portrays what life is really like.

⭐It’s Hemingway, for goodness sake! Still, the whole of his _Nick Adams Stories_ are my favorite short stories.

⭐I feel In Our Time is an essential piece of literature for anyone who studies American Literature. I feel it is also an essential piece of literature for anyone who likes to read stories.


⭐This is my third time reading In Our Time. As per usual, it did not disappoint. Hemingway weaves together brief glimpses into the life of Nick, making a larger image of Nick’s existence in the context of WW1. I will say, I struggle with the way women are portrayed in the book, but I believe that’s the POINT.

⭐This is an excellent collection of Hemingway’s early short stories, originally published in 1925. In A Moveable Feast, the author’s memoir of his days as a young writer in Paris, he describes the struggle he had to sell his stories, and when you read this collection you wonder what publishers and readers were looking for in those days. It seems to me that these stories would do credit to a much more mature writer than Hemingway was when he wrote them. You can wonder how much of the material is autobiographical, and it’s obvious that Hemingway drew heavily on his knowledge of trout fishing, skiing, horse racing, the Alps, the American Mid-West. What is more valuable though is to see how his characteristic and unique style was developing. He called it the Iceberg Theory, and it’s something you either love or hate. It means that what’s not expressed is as important as what is there on the page. It’s as if what we see in published form is a fraction of what Hemingway actually wrote, because when he was redrafting he stripped out anything he considered extraneous: adjectives, adverbs, filler clauses. Lesser writers feel a need to describe everything. Hemingway doesn’t. He gives you the bones, and that’s all you need. It means that when two characters are having a conversation you get the idea that they arrived in a café by magic and the double whiskies arrived by magic and they keep on coming every two minutes…..It’s because Hemingway doesn’t feel the need to describe how they crossed the street to the café or asked for a table for two or studied the menu…..He just gets on with the important stuff. You can dismiss Hemingway’s writing as just ultra-macho nonsense about masculine things that are totally unfashionable these days like hunting or bullfighting; or you can look under that tough, lean exterior and see the emotion that’s unexpressedbeneath. The Nick Adams stories are a fine early example of this. My only caveat with this book is that it is rather thin (and can easily be read in a day), and if you’re really into Hemingway you’d get more for your money if you bought The First Forty-Nine Stories or the Collected Short Stories, i.e. editions that have everything that’s here but with a lot more besides.

⭐Buyer beware, the condition of this book was nothing like as advertised and it came annotated with a teenager’s inept comments with a soiled cover and bent pages, typesetting that was lopsided and a generally unusable version that will now be given to a charity shop as Amazon does not allow for a refund on this purchase.Honest disclosure of what you can expect from the purchased copy would be appreciated..

⭐I was surprised to find so few words per chapter. Many pages seemed to have a single paragraph, just some of the later chapters, filled a page or two. It looks like a few ideas written down so they can be worked on later. I hoped to read some well written short stories by Hemingway, but didn’t find any here.

⭐As a young writer I’ve recently been devouring Hemingway books; seeking to stand on the shoulders of this literary giant. This is not only one of his best, but probably in my top five favourite reads. It’s a series of short stories, divided by poetic vignettes that are more connected to the overall narrative arc than you initially realise. It is simply gorgeous writing. The stories draw you in and before you want them done they’re out. The vignettes are simple paragraphs filled with more imagery and tension than most could create in a chapter. His style is well-suited to the short story and has inspired me to explore the world of short story writers. Much of the book is semi-reality based fiction inspired by parts of Hemingway’s early life during the War in Europe and his subsequent return home and his time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.It’s a quick, sweet, and superb novel that will inspire you.

⭐Edna O’Brien recommended these short stories, describing them as such. Tightly and intelligently crafted pieces – mostly fairly mundane topics but made special by the writing.


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