The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber [Bulgarian] [NOOK Book]

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[This edition is in Bulgarian.] Before he gained wide fame and accolades as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. “The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” the titular story of this collection, was originally published in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1936 and is among Hemingway’s most celebrated work. Set in Africa on a big-game safari, it is a story of betrayal, courage, and the relationship between a husband and wife. Other stories in this collection include ...
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The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber [Bulgarian]

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Overview

[This edition is in Bulgarian.] Before he gained wide fame and accolades as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. “The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” the titular story of this collection, was originally published in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1936 and is among Hemingway’s most celebrated work. Set in Africa on a big-game safari, it is a story of betrayal, courage, and the relationship between a husband and wife. Other stories in this collection include “The Capital of the World,” “A Way You’ll Never Be,” “A Day’s Wait,” and “Fathers and Sons.” All sixteen stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the twentieth century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451679052
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Language: Bulgarian
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 1,323,986
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

Biography

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), born in Oak Park, Illinois, started his career as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of seventeen. Before the United States entered the First World War, he joined a volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian army. Serving at the front, he was wounded, was decorated by the Italian Government, and spent considerable time in hospitals. After his return to the United States, he became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers and was soon sent back to Europe to cover such events as the Greek Revolution.

During the twenties, Hemingway became a member of the group of expatriate Americans in Paris, which he described in his first important work, The Sun Also Rises (1926). Equally successful was A Farewell to Arms (1929), the study of an American ambulance officer's disillusionment in the war and his role as a deserter. Hemingway used his experiences as a reporter during the civil war in Spain as the background for his most ambitious novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). Among his later works, the most outstanding is the short novel, The Old Man and the Sea (1952), the story of an old fisherman's journey, his long and lonely struggle with a fish and the sea, and his victory in defeat.

Hemingway -- himself a great sportsman -- liked to portray soldiers, hunters, bullfighters - tough, at times primitive people whose courage and honesty are set against the brutal ways of modern society, and who in this confrontation lose hope and faith. His straightforward prose, his spare dialogue, and his predilection for understatement are particularly effective in his short stories, some of which are collected in Men Without Women (1927) and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories (1938). Hemingway died in Idaho in 1961.

© The Nobel Foundation 1954.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Ernest Miller Hemingway (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 21, 1899
    2. Place of Birth:
      Oak Park, Illinois
    1. Date of Death:
      July 2, 1961
    2. Place of Death:
      Ketchum, Idaho

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