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The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories  

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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
1933, Winner Take Nothing
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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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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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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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Indian Camp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time
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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women
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Cat in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time
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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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Old Man at the Bridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1938, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories
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Soldier's Home is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time
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The Three-Day Blow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time
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The Battler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time
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Fathers and Sons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing
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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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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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The Undefeated is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, The Undefeated
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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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Ten Indians is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women
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An Alpine Idyll is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women
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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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Homage to Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing
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The Light of the World is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing
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After the Storm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1933, Winner Take Nothing
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Cross-Country Snow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1925, In Our Time
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Fifty Grand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1927, Men Without Women