For Whom The Bell Tolls, Paperback Book
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.


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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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