My Hemingway Collection

Here is my current (partial) list of Ernest Hemingway books. I read my first Hemingway book more than 35 years ago at age 17 and have been fascinated with his work and life ever since.  I knew early on, thanks to Hemingway and Snows of Kilimnajaro, that I would, one day, summit Mt. Kilimmanjaro.  It took a while but in February of 2008 I reached the summit at 19,340′

…as my wife and daughter often say: “are you reading Hemingway again?”

Currently reading or re-reading:


  • Ernest Hemingway: A Comprehensive Bibliography, Princeton University Press, Audre Hanneman, 1967.
  • Supplement to Ernest Hemingway: A Comprehensive Bibliography, Princeton University Press, Audre Hanneman, 1975.

My personal Library includes the following publications:

  • Hemingway: Eight Decades of Criticism edited by Linda Wagner-Martin (Michigan State University Press)
  • Ernest Hemingway: A Reconsideration, by Philip Young
  • The Hemingway Wives, by Bernice Kert
  • Ernest Hemingway: A Study of the Short Fiction by Joseph Flora
  • The Letters of Ernest Hemingway (1907-1922) Edited by Sandra Spanier & Robert Trogdon, 2011
  • Hemingway’s Boat – Paul Hendrickson (signed copy) Knopf: New York, 2011
  • Hemingway the Homecoming (WW Norton & Co., 1999) – Michael Reynolds
  • Hemingway the Final Years (WW Norton & Co., 1999) – Michael Reynolds
  • How it Was – Mary Welsh Hemingway
  • Hemingway: Seven Decades of Criticism – Edited by Linda Wagner-Martin
  • Hemingway the Writer as Artist – 4th ed., 1980, Carlos Baker
  • Hemingway the Writer as Artist – 3rd ed., 1963, Carlos Baker
  • Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life by Caroline Moorehead. Henry Holt and Company, 2003. 463 pages) note: saw C. Moorehead speak at JFK Library, 2009)
  • The Enduring Hemingway – Scribners
  • The Only Thing That Counts, Hemingway and Perkins Correspondence – Edited by Matthew Briuccoli
  • A Sea of Change: Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf Stream by Mark P. Ott (Kent State University, 2008)
  • Hemingway: the Postwar Years and the Posthumous Novels by Rose Marie Burwell (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • Hemingway for Beginners by Errol Selkirk
  • The Hemingway Manuscripts: An Inventory by Philip Young & Charles Mann (Penn State Press, 1969)
  • Ernest Hemingway Complete and Unabridged (Barnes & Noble, 2007) – has 4 novels: SAR, FA, WBT & OMS
  • Reading Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises by H.R. Stoneback (Kent State University Press, 2007)
  • With Hemingway: A Year in Key West and Cuba, by Arnold Samuelson (Holt, Rinhart and Winston, New York, 1984)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Ernest Hemingway. Edited by Scott Donaldson (Cambridge University Press, 1996. 319 pages)
  • Ernie: Hemingway’s Sister “Sunny” Remembers by Madelaine Hemingway Miller (Thunder Bay Press, 1975. 163 pages)
  • Ernest Hemingway A to Z: The Essential Refernce to the Life and Work by Charles M. Oliver (Checkmark Books, 1999. 452 pages)

Published Research papers:

  • Brenner, Gerry, A Moveable Feast. American Literature 54:4 528-544, 1982
  • Assemi, A. et al., Women Ignorance in Short Stories of Hemingway, (Iran), Int. Conference on Language, Medias and Culture (2012).
  • Hemingway, John, Ernest Hemingway, the False Macho, Men and Masculinities, 15(4): 421-431, 2012.
  • Nolan, Charles J, Hemingway’s “Out of Season”: The Importance of Close Reading, Rocky Mountain Review, Fall 1999.


  • The Atlantic, Hemingway’s Two Love Poems, Hemingway in Cuba, Robert Manning, August 1965
  • The Atlantic, The Young Years, Charles A. Fenton, March 1954.

more to come…

I’m still looking to read the following titles:

  • The Young Hemingway by Michael Reynolds
  • Hemingway the 1930’s by Michael Reynolds
  • Hemingway: the Paris Years by Michael Reynolds

NB – last updated on January 12, 2013



12 thoughts on “My Hemingway Collection

  1. Christina

    Hi there. I just discovered your website, and wanted to thank you for putting it together. I have been a Hemingway reader for decades now; it is a somewhat lonely existence in that you don’t meet people out there on the street, or see people on the beach, who are reading Hemingway.

    I see that Reynolds’ books are on your list of books to read. I think I’ve read most of the major biographies, and these stand out as being the best, for me. I know you will enjoy them.

    I live in NY, and as soon as the warm weather hits, I must read Hemingway. I am currently rereading Islands in the Stream, and it was so long ago that I read it, it is as if it’s the first time.

    I hope you can direct me to some good books, criticisms, etc. and I hope to see some discussion on your site.



    1. Hi Christina – thanks for reaching out. I saw that you lived in NY – my last time in Manhattan, I picked up a copy (1st edition) of For Whom the Bell Tolls…gotta love NY. In terms of some good books I just picked up Harold Blooms – Ernest Hemingway and Donald Bouchard’s Hemingway: So Far From Simple. Also, are you a member of the Hemingway Society? if not Google that and join. Finally, one my fav EH books is Island and the Stream – just watched the movie starring George C. Scott.




  2. tomas toranzo lopez

    Hi there,i have got in my posesion a waist jacket of ernest hemimway, he was in la consula (malaga,spain) and the book to proof he was wearing that jacket, i would like to know if there is a place to auction this jacket or any palce where anyone could be interested, my grand mother, father and mother worked in la consula, any question would be answer as soon as possible, thank you very much for your time.


    tomas toranzo (junior)


      1. tomas

        hi michael, thank you very much to answer my message, yes it s true about the waist jacket,if you would like to help me would be really apreciate.

        once again thank you very much.


  3. Hello, I thought you might be interested in my book, To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, which will be released November 6. It contains 55 authentic recipes, anecdotes, excerpts, great photos and vintage ads, and a whole lot more. For a taste of what the book is about, please see,, as well as You may order it now on Amazon and Thanks!


  4. Amanda

    Mr. Wood,

    I can’t say I remember the moment that Hemingway’s life (and how he saw the world around him) shaped the bucket list that now consumes my life, but your website quite added to it. What an amazing collection you have given to those of us who understand that the same obsessions that drove Hem drive us today!

    I myself have been on a reading quest after Oak Park, Boston, Key West, Italy, and Paris. I hope to use your website as a helpful resource before my next huge task, Finca Vigia.

    Keep up the wonderful resources. As just one grateful Hemingway fan, I thank you a million times over.


    1. Hi Amanda – thank you for the nice email. I love the first part of your first sentence – nicely said. Its amazing, I too have been to most of the locations you mentioned (except Oak Park)…but I did climb Mt Kilimanjaro:>)

      I have always wanted to go to see the Finca Vigia – I looked into the Vigia Foundation out of Boston that is involved in the restoration. If you dont mind me asking – what did you have in mind with the Look Out Farm?



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