The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories (1938) collected all of the short stories Ernest Hemingway had published up to that date and his only full-length play, The Fifth Column. Besides reprinting the stories from Three Stories and Ten Poems, In Our Time, Men Without Women, and Winner Take Nothing, the collection offered Hemingway's four most recent stories, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, “The Capital of the World”, and “Old Man at the Bridge”. The first two of these stories are among Hemingway's most popular short works and are frequently anthologised.
Before writing The Fifth Column Hemingway had attempted the …
Fleming, Robert E.. "The Fifth Column and Forty-Nine Stories". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 November 2001
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