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                                                             Nick Adams Stories


Nick Adams is the protagonist of two dozens of Ernest Hemingway's short stories written in the 1920s and 30s. Most of the stories were collected in a 1972 book titled The Nick Adams Stories. They are stories of initiation and adolescence. Taken as a whole, as in The Nick Adams Stories, they chronicle a young man’s coming of age in a series of linked episodes. The character – Nick Adams – is partly inspired by Hemingway’s  experiences, from his summers in Northern Michigan to his service in the Red Cross ambulance corps in World War I. The story-arc and themes may have been influenced by Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha. The stories are grouped according to major themes in Nick’s life.


The Northern Woods

On His Own

War

A Soldier Home

  • "Big Two-Hearted River"
  • "The End of Something"
  • "The Three-Day Blow"
  • "Summer People"

Company of Two

  • "Wedding Day"
  • "On Writing"
  • "An Alpine Idyll"
  • "Cross-Country Snow"
  • "Fathers and Sons (short story)"

 

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