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The Snows of Kilimanjaro


Written in 1936 “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is one of Ernest Hemingway’s most famous short stories. It was first published in 1938 in his book The Fifth Column and Forty-Nine Stories.  Set in the African Savanna, the story is about Harry, a writer facing imminent death due to a gangrene infection.  In a series of flashbacks Harry reflects upon his life, his relationship with his wife, and the regrets he has for not having written the stories he wanted to write.



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PS3515 .E37
  •  PS648 .S5



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Benson, Jackson J. (ed.). The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: Critical Essays. 1975.

                          Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z8274

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Ernest Hemingway. 1999.

                         Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z58654 1999

  •   Flora, Joseph M. Ernest Hemingway: A Study of the Short Fiction. 1989.

                         Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z5938

  • Hemingway, Ernest. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. 1998.

                        Call Number: PS3515 .E37 A15 1998

  • Roberts, James L. Hemingway's Short Stories.  2000.

                          Call Number:  PS3515 .E37 Z761 2000

  •  Waldhorn, Arthur. A Reader’s Guide to Ernest Hemingway. 1975.

                          Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z92 1975

  • Williams, Wirt. The Tragic Art of Ernest Hemingway. 1981.

                         Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z952



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Snows of Kilimanjaro
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • American Short Stories



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 3, pg. 234

o   Vol. 6, pg. 226, 229-31

o   Vol. 8, pg. 283

o   Vol. 10, pg. 266

o   Vol. 13, pg. 271, 277

o   Vol. 19, pg. 212-13, 219

o   Vol. 30, pg. 179, 183

o   Vol. 34, pg. 478

o   Vol. 39, pg. 430

o   Vol. 41, pg. 197, 203, 206

o   Vol. 50, pg. 427, 431

o   Vol. 61, pg. 203

o   Vol. 80, pg. 121, 150

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1176

o   Vol. 7, pg. 2806

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition).Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 7, pg. 3781-83

  • Oliver, Charles M.  Ernest Hemingway A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work.  1999.

                            Call Number: REF PS3515 .E37 Z7484 1999

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 1, pg. 214-15, 217-18, 229, 234

o   Vol. 25, pg. 79-81, 84-97, 99, 102-23, 105-07, 120-21, 125-28

o   Vol. 36, pg. 251, 273, 281, 289

o   Vol. 40, pg. 156, 208-09, 214-15, 250

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 11, pg. 243-55

  •  Smith, Paul. A Reader’s Guide to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. 1989.

                           Call Number: REF PS3515 .E37 Z864 1989



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