America's Authors


Ernest Hemingway in one sentence:

Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois but traveled widely, depicting settings from Europe to Africa to Cuba and creating the archetype of what is considered the strong, quiet, American man.

Notable Works

  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • Short Stories, including "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"


The setting for Hemingway's book The Old Man and the Sea is Havannah, Cuba. Below is a slideshow of images from a Library of Congress collection that match the setting to the novel. The reading is the first paragraph from the book.

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