In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein among the most promising American writers of that period. In Our Time contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The Three Day Blow," and "The Battler," and introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a lean, tough prose — enlivened by an car for the colloquial and an eye for the realistic that suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and a clarity of heart.
The 395th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
- - 76th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
- - 77th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
- - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)