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The Best Ernest Hemingway Books 

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Updated June 14, 2019 942 votes 314 voters 11.4k views 22 items

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List of the best Ernest Hemingway books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With so much critical acclaim over so many years, there's no doubt that Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest novelists of all time. His work is studied religiously in high school and college; if you've taken an English class in America, you've read Hemingway. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ernest Hemingway who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

List books include A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls and more. What are Ernest Hemingway's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Sun Also Rises is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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The Old Man and the Sea ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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For Whom the Bell Tolls ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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A Farewell to Arms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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A Moveable Feast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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The Complete Short Stori... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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To Have and Have Not is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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In Our Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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Islands in the Stream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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Death in the Afternoon ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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Men Without Women is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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Ernest Hemingway: The Co... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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The Garden of Eden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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The Letters of Ernest He... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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The Fifth Column and the... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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Dateline: Toronto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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The Torrents of Spring ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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Across the River and int... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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Winner Take Nothing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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Green Hills of Africa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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True at First Light is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Books
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