Hemingway, Ernest – Author


The Ernest Hemingway mug is part of a biographical series profiling unique authors and includes an image of Ernest Hemingway and a short biography.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman who in 1954 received the Nobel Prize for Literature. His economical understated writing style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction.  He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s.  Hemingway had an adventurous lifestyle which resulted in widespread fame practically after he died in 1961. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two works of nonfiction. Many of his works were not published until after his death. Hemingway spent much of his adult life in Cuba and Key West, Florida but died in Ketchum, Idaho.  Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.

“Papa” Hemingway

In 1917, Hemingway tried to enlist in the U.S. Army but was rejected for his poor eyesight.  He then joined the Red Cross and became an ambulance driver serving in Italy where he was seriously wounded by mortar fire with shrapnel to both legs.  In the 1920s while in Spain, he became fascinated by bullfighting and at this time he began to be referred to as “Papa.”   Hemingway covered the Spanish Civil War as a newspaper reporter and during WWII he was a correspondent with the Army.  In 1954, Hemingway was a victim in two different plane crashes in Africa, that left him in poor health and with pain for the remainder of his life.  In 1961, he took his own life.

This Ernest Hemingway History Mug is part of our Author Series which includes many unique individuals.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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