Green Hills of Africa

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 25, 2002 - Travel - 208 pages
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"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave."
-- ERNEST HEMINGWAY

In the winter of 1933, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline set out on a two-month safari in the big-game country of East Africa, camping out on the great Serengeti Plain at the foot of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. "I had quite a trip," the author told his friend Philip Percival, with characteristic understatement.
Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's account of that expedition, of what it taught him about Africa and himself. Richly evocative of the region's natural beauty, tremendously alive to its character, culture, and customs, and pregnant with a hard-won wisdom gained from the extraordinary situations it describes, it is widely held to be one of the twentieth century's classic travelogues.
  

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Review: Green Hills of Africa (Vintage Classics)

User Review  - Arminion - Goodreads

If somebody would ask me to describe this book in one sentence, I would say "Ernest Hemingway and his friends are hunting wild animals in Africa." That's it. That's all it ever happens. There is no ... Read full review

Review: Green Hills of Africa (Vintage Classics)

User Review  - Robyn Blaber - Goodreads

What can you do reading Hemingway? He wrote like no one else. This time, I was in the green hills of Africa. I wouldn't shoot a wild animal to save my life... well maybe, but there I was, with ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
Pursuit and Conversation
9
Chapter One
10
Chapter Two
32
Pursuit Remembered
39
Chapter Three
40
Chapter Four
54
Chapter Five
68
Chapter Eight
106
Chapter Nine
122
Pursuit and Failure
127
Chapter Ten
128
Chapter Eleven
144
Pursuit as Happiness
155
Chapter Twelve
156
Chapter Thirteen
176

Chapter Six
92
Chapter Seven
100
About the Author
208
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

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