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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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place 1933, Winner Take Nothing

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141 26
The Short Happy Life of Franci... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber 1936, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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134 29
Hills Like White Elephants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Hills Like White Elephants 1925, In Our Time

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102 17
The Snows of Kilimanjaro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1938, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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

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56 13
The Killers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Killers 1927, Men Without Women

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57 18
Old Man at the Bridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Old Man at the Bridge 1938, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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45 13
Cat in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Cat in the Rain 1925, In Our Time

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38 9
The End of Something is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The End of Something 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
The Three-Day Blow 1925, In Our Time

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28 6
Soldier's Home is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Soldier's Home 1925, In Our Time

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18 3
Fathers and Sons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Fathers and Sons 1933, Winner Take Nothing

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18 4
The Battler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Battler 1925, In Our Time

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25 11
Up in Michigan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Up in Michigan 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
A Very Short Story 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
Ten Indians 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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11 3
The Gambler, the Nun, and the ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio 1933, Winner Take Nothing

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9 3
The Last Good Country is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Last Good Country 1972, The Nick Adams Stories

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10 4
The Undefeated is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Undefeated 1927, The Undefeated

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11 5
An Alpine Idyll is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
An Alpine Idyll 1927, Men Without Women

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The Capital of the World is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Capital of the World 1938, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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13 9
Homage to Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Homage to Switzerland 1933, Winner Take Nothing

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8 4
Fifty Grand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Fifty Grand 1927, Men Without Women

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7 3
Cross-Country Snow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Cross-Country Snow 1925, In Our Time

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6 2
After the Storm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
After the Storm 1933, Winner Take Nothing

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The Light of the World is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Light of the World 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
The Sea Change 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
A Simple Enquiry 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
Out of Season 1925, In Our Time

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5 5
A Natural History of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
A Natural History of the Dead 1933, Winner Take Nothing

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A Canary for One is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
A Canary for One 1927, Men Without Women

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

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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
Che Ti Dice La Patria? 1927, Men Without Women

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8 11
On The Quai At Smyrna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
On The Quai At Smyrna 1925, In Our Time

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3 8
Mr. and Mrs. Elliot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
Mr. and Mrs. Elliot 1925, In Our Time

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1 6
The Revolutionist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
The Revolutionist 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
One Reader Writes 1933, Winner Take Nothing

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