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    The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway

In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Hills Like White Elephants, and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasure.

    In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck

At once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man's struggle for identity, set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as a principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who find himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service.

Year: 1936

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck's work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing "Of Mice and Men", creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness.

Year: 1937

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads--driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity.

Year: 1939

    For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla Unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal.

Year: 1940

 

 

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Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- -- The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway   by Ernest Hemingway
-- -- --1936 In Dubious Battle   by John Steinbeck
-- -- --1937 Of Mice and Men   by John Steinbeck
-- -- --1939 The Grapes of Wrath   by John Steinbeck
-- -- --1940 For Whom the Bell Tolls   by Ernest Hemingway
-- -- --1965 The Orchard Keeper   by Cormac McCarthy
-- -- --1994 The Crossing   by Cormac McCarthy
-- -- --1996 The Green Mile   by Stephen King
-- -- --2005 The Hot Kid   by Elmore Leonard