The Snows of Kilimanjaro


The Snows of Kilimanjaro


This Ernest Hemingway short story happens to be one of my favorites.

The tale centers around a main character named Harry, who receives a cut on his leg while on a hunting safari in East Africa with his wife, Helen. It seems our protagonist neglects to disinfect the minor wound, which leads to gangrene.

As Harry lies ill while awaiting a plane from Nairobi, Kenya to transport him to a hospital, he begins a series of flashbacks on his life. Anything more, and I will spoil the story.

I can say, however, that every time I read Snows, I come away with different feelings about my own life. It is well worth the read.

It was made into a movie production in 1952 starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and Ava Gardner.


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