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Ernest Hemingway's Reading List For Young Writers

Sixteen essential reads (as of 1934).

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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 CraneThe Open Boat by Stephen CraneMadame Bovary by Gustave FlaubertDubliners by James JoyceThe Red and the Black by StendhalOf Human Bondage by Somerset MaughamAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyBuddenbrooks by Thomas MannHail and Farewell by George MooreThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Oxford Book of English VerseThe Enormous Room by E.E. CummingsWuthering Heights by Emily BronteFar Away and Long Ago by W.H. HudsonThe American by Henry James
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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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