Monday, November 21, 2011

Hemingway's Recommended Reading List

Hemingway reading , Finca Vigia, Cuba
Here is Hemingway's Recommended Reading List (in his own words, from By-Line: Ernest Hemingway).
  • War and Peace and Anna Karenina by Tolstoi
  • Midshipman EasyFrank Midmay and Peter Simple by Captain Marryat
  • Madame Bovary and L'Education Sentimentale by Flaubert
  • Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  • Joyce's Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist and Ulysses 
  • Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews by Fielding
  • Le Rouge et Le Noir and La Chartreuse de Parme by Stendhal
  • The Brothers Karamazov and any two other Dostoevskis
  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Open Boat and The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane
  • Hail and Farewell by George Moore
  • Yeats's Autobiographies
  • All the good De Maupassant
  • All the good Kipling
  • All of Turgenev
  • Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson
  • Henry James's short stories, especially "Madame de Mauves;" also The Turn of the ScrewThe Portrait of a LadyThe American

List courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park which maintains Hemingway's boyhood home and Hemingway museum in Oak Park. Illinois, just outside Chicago.