From Ernest Hemingway's Preface: 'There are many kinds of stories
in this book. I hope you will find some that you like - In going
where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing
what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write
with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to
put it on the grindstone and hammer it into shape and put a
whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than
to have it bright and shining, and nothing to say, or smooth and
well-oiled in the closet, but unused.' This is a collection of
Hemingway's first forty-nine short stories, featuring a brief
introduction by the author and lesser known as well as familiar
tales, including "Up in Michigan", "Fifty Grand", and "The Light of
the World", and the "Snows of Kilimanjaro", "Winner Take Nothing"
and "Men Without Women" collections.