For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

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It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a communist guerilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As an expert in the use of explosives, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia.

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The 69th greatest fiction book of all time


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  1. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  2. - 8th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  3. - 9th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  4. - 30th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  5. - 68th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  6. - 68th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  7. - 69th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  8. - 88th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  9. - 90th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  10. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  11. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  12. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  13. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  14. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  15. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  16. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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