Who Was Ernest Hemingway?
A Red Cross volunteer who drove ambulances in Europe during World War I
A man who loved travel, adventure, and the outdoors
One of the most famous American writers of the twentieth century
Find out how a journalist and sportsman became one of the most famous American novelists of the twentieth century.
Ernest Hemingway wasn’t just a novelist. He was a hunter and a fisherman; he became an ambulance officer in Paris, France, during World War I; and he worked as a reporter during the civil war in Spain in the 1930s. All of these experiences had such an important impact on Ernest’s life that he used them as inspiration for some of his most notable works of fiction, including The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
He wrote short stories, novels, and articles in an understated, direct style, that is still beloved by readers today. Hemingway is remembered as much for his fiction as he is for his adventurous lifestyle.