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Your teachers have found articles and ebooks for the short story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber."  These pieces explain how scholars interpret the story, give biographical information about Ernest Hemingway, and give help with writing about Hemingway.

Literary Criticism: Ebooks

These two ebooks have chapters about this short story. When you click on the book title, you will go directly to the chapter.



Bloom, Harold. Ernest Hemingway. New York: Chelsea House, 1999. Infobase eBooks. Web.

Werlock, Abby. "The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Encyclopedia of the American Short Story, 2-Volume Set, Third Edition. Companion to Literature. New York: Facts On File, 2013. 

Writing about Hemingway: eBook


Becnel, Kim. Bloom's How to Write about Ernest Hemingway. New York: Chelsea House, 2008. Infobase eBooks. Web. 19 May 2017.

Ernest Hemingway: Biographical information

Ernest Hemingway


Biographical Articles



"Ernest Hemingway." 2005. Books & Authors. Gale. Web. Accessed Nov 29 2016.

"Ernest Hemingway." American Decades, edited by Judith S. Baughman, et al., Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. Accessed 29 Nov. 2016.



Literary Criticism: Articles

Journal Articles



Ring, Trudy. "Overview of 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Exploring Short Stories, Gale, 2003. Research in Context. Accessed 19 Nov. 2016.

"Themes and Construction: 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.'" Exploring Short Stories, Gale, 2003. Research in Context. Accessed 19 Nov. 2016.




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