In Our Time is Ernest Hemingway’s first short story collection. This seminal volume features 18 vignettes first published in 1924 and a further series of short stories first published in 1925.
Commonly considered one of Ernest Hemingway’s early masterpieces, In Our Time examines themes of war, death, violence, and romantic and familial love. Many of the short stories explore similar motifs to his later, much-loved novels, including The Sun Also Rises (1926). His experience of war is highlighted in the early vignettes, and his unique writing style, known as ‘the theory of omission’ or ‘the iceberg theory’, is evident throughout the volume.
“Give peace in our time, O Lord” – English Book of Common Prayer (1549)
In Our Time features many remarkable short stories including:
- – ‘The End of Something’
- – ‘Soldier’s Home’
- – ‘The Revolutionist’
- – ‘Mr. and Mrs. Elliot’
- – ‘Out of Season’
- – ‘Cross Country Snow’
- – ‘My Old Man’
First published in 1925, this volume has been republished with the introductory essay ‘The Jazz Age Literature of the Lost Generation’. Fans of Ernest Hemingway and those interested in his seminal work should not miss this early collection of short stories.