Ernest Hemingway Facts

By: Hollie Schlesselman

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Who is Ernest Hemingway?

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899.
His childhood home was in Oak Park, Illinois.
As a young boy, his mother dressed him in girl clothes.
He was a terrible athlete, but a wonderful writer.
He wrote for his school's newspaper, The Trapeze, usually for sports.
When WWI started, he became an ambulance.
He wanted to fight but he had poor eyesight.
That was where he started writing some of his most famous works, such as A Farewell to Arms.
He had survived through 2 plane crashes.
He had four wives throughout his whole life and 3 children.
He was an alcoholic and had suffered many injuries throughout his life.
He suffered from bipolar disorder.
Much of his writing is criticizing to modern days.
He committed suicide on July 2nd, 1961, using the same gun as his father did when he had killed himself.
When he died in 1961, his estate consisted of $418,933 in various stocks and bonds, $801,766 in real estate, and $189,611 in notes, cash, and mortgages.

Hemingway's Works:

  • The Torrents of Spring (1925)
  • The Sun Also Rises (1926)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1929)
  • To Have and Have Not(1937)
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
  • Across the River and Into the Trees (1950)
  • The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
  • Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
  • Islands in the Stream (1970)
  • The Garden of Eden (1986)
  • Death in the Afternoon (1932)
  • Green Hills of Africa (1935)
  • The Dangerous Summer (1960)
  • A Moveable Feast (1964)
Short Story Collections
  • Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923)
  • In Our Time (1925)
  • Men Without Women (1927)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1932)
  • Winner Take Nothing (1933)
  • The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories