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Riassunto: A novel which evokes the pride and the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War, originally published in 1941.
Review: For Whom the Bell Tolls begins 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 floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees." The sylvan setting, however, is at sharp odds with the reason Jordan is there: he has come to blow up a bridge on behalf of the antifascist guerrilla forces. He hopes he'll be able to rely on their local leader, Pablo, to help carry out the mission, but upon meeting him, Jordan has his doubts: "I don't like that sadness, he thought. That sadness is bad. That's the sadness they get before they quit or before they betray. That is the sadness that comes before the sell-out." For Pablo, it seems, has had enough of the war. He has amassed for himself a small herd of horses and wants only to stay quietly in the hills and attract as little attention as possible. Jordan's arrival--and his mission--have seriously alarmed him.
"I am tired of being hunted. Here we are all right. Now if you blow a bridge here, we will be hunted. If they know we are here and hunt for us with planes, they will find us. If they send Moors to hunt us out, they will find us and we must go. I am tired of all this. You hear?" He turned to Robert Jordan. "What right have you, a foreigner, to come to me and tell me what I must do?"In one short chapter Hemingway lays out the blueprint for what is to come: Jordan's sense of duty versus Pablo's dangerous self-interest and weariness with the war. Complicating matters even more are two members of the guerrilla leader's small band: his "woman" Pilar, and Maria, a young woman whom Pablo rescued from a Republican prison train. Unlike her man, Pilar is still fiercely devoted to the cause and as Pablo's loyalty wanes, she becomes the moral center of the group. Soon Jordan finds himself caught between the two, even as his own resolve is tested by his growing feelings for Maria.
For Whom the Bell Tolls combines two of the author's recurring obsessions: war and personal honor. The pivotal battle scene involving El Sordo's last stand is a showcase for Hemingway's narrative powers, but the quieter, ongoing conflict within Robert Jordan as he struggles to fulfill his mission perhaps at the cost of his own life is a testament to his creator's psychological acuity. By turns brutal and compassionate, it is arguably Hemingway's most mature work and one of the best war novels of the 20th century. --Alix Wilber
Titolo: For whom the bell tolls
Casa editrice: Jonathan Cape
Data di pubblicazione: 1941
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1941. Condizione libro: Good. 1st UK ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP21434401
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1941. Condizione libro: Fair. 1st UK ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10226876
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1941. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Includes dust jacket. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007516699
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001179951
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Jacket by Hans Tisdall (illustratore). Reprint. First published in the UK in 1941, this is a twenty second impression of 1969. Ex school library with bookplate to ffep, but with only discreet stamp and biro number to copyright page and old docket to rear endpapers. Some very slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, some old tape marks to endpapers, not price clipped (30s, £1.50), no personal inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg+ copy in bright retro unsunned jacket. 443pp. This book was based on Ernest Hemingway's (1899-1961), experiences during the Spanish Civil War. High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer in the International Brigade, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels. The book was adapted into a major Hollywood film starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' is one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century by one of the greatest American writers. Codice libro della libreria 004940
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1941. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SKU8892120
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, London, 1941, 1941. First edition, first printing. Hardback. Cloth slightly worn and marked, owner name and ink drawings on endpapers and pastedowns covered with correction fluid, otherwise a good copy. No dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria A177781
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st UK ed. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0224602756
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1941. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0224602756