Literature The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories  

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List Rules Upvote the short stories written by author Ernest Hemingway that you think are the greatest.

The absolute best Ernest Hemingway short stories of all time, ranked by the votes of the community. This list has the most popular Ernest Hemingway short stories. One of the most famous authors in literature, Hemingway was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and is known for his many iconic novels, and he even won the Novel Prize in Literature in 1954. However, he also published six short story collections. What are the best short stories written by Ernest Hemingway?

This list features the absolute best Ernest Hemingway short stories. The titles are listed based on the votes cast by the community and include "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," "The Capital of the World," "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "Old Man at the Bridge," and "A Very Short Story." Cast your votes for the best short stories by Hemingway below and be sure to vote for your favorite Hemingway books as well!
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174 35
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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146 27
The Short Happy Life of Franci... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1936, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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140 29
Hills Like White Elephants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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103 18
The Snows of Kilimanjaro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1938, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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75 10
Indian Camp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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57 13
The Killers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women

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57 19
Old Man at the Bridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1938, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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41 9
The End of Something is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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48 14
Cat in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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32 6
The Three-Day Blow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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30 6
Soldier's Home is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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19 3
Fathers and Sons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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19 4
The Battler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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25 12
Up in Michigan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1923, Three Stories and Ten Poems

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22 11
A Very Short Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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14 5
Ten Indians is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women

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14 5
The doctor and the doctor's wi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories

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12 4
The Undefeated is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, The Undefeated

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10 3
The Last Good Country is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1972, The Nick Adams Stories

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11 4
The Gambler, the Nun, and the ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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10 4
Fifty Grand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women

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11 5
An Alpine Idyll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women

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14 8
The Capital of the World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1938, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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13 9
Homage to Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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9 5
The Light of the World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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7 3
Cross-Country Snow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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6 2
After the Storm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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6 5
The Sea Change is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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5 4
A Simple Enquiry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women

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5 4
Out of Season is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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4 3
A Canary for One is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women

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5 5
A Natural History of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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3 4
Nobody Ever Dies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories

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2 3
A Man of the World is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories

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2 3
Che Ti Dice La Patria? is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women

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9 11
On The Quai At Smyrna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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4 8
Mr. and Mrs. Elliot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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2 6
The Revolutionist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time

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2 8
One Reader Writes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing

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1 10
The Mother of a Queen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing