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    The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

Year: 1926
Genre: Bull Fighting

    Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway

Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon reflects Hemingway's belief that bullfighting was more than mere sport. Here he describes and explains the technical aspects of this dangerous ritual, and the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped on a stick.

Year: 1932
Genre: Bull Fighting

    For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla Unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal.

Year: 1940
Genre: Spanish Civil War

    Odds On by Michael Crichton

The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: every aspect of the scheme has been simulated in a computer, down to the last variable. The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own—and the sort of variables no computer can fathom...

Year: 1966
Genre: Heist Caper

    The Fifth Column by Ernest Hemingway

Featuring Hemingway's only full-length play, The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War brilliantly evokes the tumultuous Spain of the 1930s. These works, which grew from Hemingway's adventures as a newspaper correspondent in and around besieged Madrid, movingly portray the effects of war on soldiers, civilians, and the correspondents sent to cover it.

Year: 1969
Genre: Spanish Civil War

    Zero Cool by Michael Crichton

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact.

Year: 1969
Genre: Crime FictionThriller

    The Drifters by James A. Michener

In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world--as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them.

Year: 1971




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1926The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Bull Fighting, Paris, Spain
1932Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway Bull Fighting, Spain, Non-Fiction
1940For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway Spanish Civil War, Spain
1966Odds On by Michael Crichton Heist Caper, Spain
1969The Fifth Column by Ernest Hemingway Spanish Civil War, Spain
1969Zero Cool by Michael Crichton Crime Fiction, Thriller, Paris, Spain
1971The Drifters by James A. Michener Africa, Spain





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