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For Whom the Bell Tolls (Scribner Classics)

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Ernest Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tollsbegins and ends in a pine-scented forest, somewhere in Spain. The year is 1937 and the Spanish Civil War is in full swing. Robert Jordan, a demolitions expert attached to the International Brigades, lies "flat on the brown, pine-needled … see full wiki

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Scribner
2 reviews about For Whom the Bell Tolls (Scribner Classics)
review by . November 13, 2011
In 1937, Robert Jordan is in Spain, with a group of Spanish guerrilla fighters during the Spanish Civil War.      Jordan has been sent to blow up a bridge and meets the various guerrillas. A man named Pablo seemed to be in charge but the real leader of the group is Pablo's wife, Pilar.  He also meets a young woman, Maria, who becomes attracted to him.      Amidst the talk of killing, we follow the romance of Jordan and Marie, a juxtaposition of the …
review by . June 02, 2008
The ur-text for today's wartime adventure novel, "For Whom The Bell Tolls" remains a standard bearer for pulse-pounding action fiction, and one of the true masterpieces by the most celebrated American author of his time.    Robert Jordan is a Spanish-language instructor from Montana who, now in Spain, has a job of another kind: blow up a critical bridge under enemy control before his comrades, the Republicans of the Spanish Civil War, mount a critical attack. He falls in with …
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