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Ernest Hemingway’s Reading List For Young Writers

Sixteen essential reads (as of 1934).

A young writer named Arnold Samuelson met his literary hero while staying in the local jail, lived on Hemingway’s boat for year as his assistant, and got the greatest rec list of 1934. Head over to Open Culture for the long read.

The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane
The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Dubliners by James Joyce
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
Hail and Farewell by George Moore
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Oxford Book of English Verse
The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson
The American by Henry James

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