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Janet Flanner and Ernest Hemingway, both in uniform, seated reading papers at a table in the Deux Magots cafe in Paris, France.
Ernest Hemingway with American writer Janet Flanner in Paris, France

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Ernest Hemingway Was Born
July 21, 1899

There are some books--considered classics--that just about everyone reads in school. Sometimes a book is so good it becomes a classic almost as soon as it's written. One such book is The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. When Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, his father, Dr. Clarence Hemingway, must have known he had a special son because he stepped out onto the porch of their home in Oak Park, Illinois, and blew his cornet.

Ernest Hemingway grew up to become one of America's most respected writers, known for his sense of adventure as well as his unique writing style--spare dialogue and short, simple sentences.

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