For Whom the Bell Tolls, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)


High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge.

Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dyamiting.

There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels.

Like many of his novels adapted into a major Hollywood film, For Whom the bell Tolls is one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century by one of the greatest American writers.




Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 5 of 5 reviews.

Review by

Hemingway's famously terse style is well suited to this story of derring do in the Spanish Civil War. I found myself cursing like a Spanish peasant by the time I'd finished it. Well worth a read, rewarding and interesting.

Review by

I love this book. I read it at university, in my first year, and because of it I wanted to change my degree from Physics to English. I never managed it - thankfully though I at least stuck my degree out to the end and graduated with something.The story is tiny - a guerilla movement in the Spanish hills during the civil war - but it explodes like a grenade to cover everything and everyone. The story of the civil war has never been told better than this - the horror, the desparation, the complete loss of control and humanity. A real classic, in every sense of the word.

Review by

I love this book as it always make me want to go back to my real home ...

Review by

This is such a good book. This was my first Hemingway book and I swear he has to be one of the best writers of all time. He is, at least in my opinion. I love his writing, even though there are many people who think it is kinda slow and too descriptive. I love it that way and I'll certainly read other books of his.

Review by

My first experience reading anything by Hemingway. Overall I thought the story was very good at showing the in-depth relationships and personalities of a small group of persecuted people during war-time. The design of the text around the Spanish language was really clever and I will always remember the "I obscenity in the milk of..." lines. But this is definitely a very character-driven novel with not much happening in plot over the 500 pages. Hemingway is always talked about how "simple" his writing is but I didn't get the whole grasp of that ability in this story. I would be eager to read more Hemingway but I don't think I would likely re-read this book again.

Also by Ernest Hemingway   |  View all