Soldier's Home

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"Soldier's Home" is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway, published in the 1925 New York edition of In Our Time, by Boni & Liveright.[1] The story is the third in the collection to feature Nick Adams, Hemingway’s autobiographical alter ego.[2]


  • Harold Krebs, a young man from Oklahoma who is tormented from his experiences in World War I. He comes to the realization that he doesn't belong in his childhood home anymore.
  • Harold's mother, a religious woman. She tries to get her son out of his post-war trauma by focusing on getting a job and finding a 'girl'.
  • Helen Krebs, one of Harold's two younger sisters. She plays indoor baseball and looks up to her brother.
  • Harold's father, who is in the real estate business. He never makes a direct appearance in the story.


  1. ^ Oliver (1999), 308
  2. ^ Tetlow (1992), 65


  • Oliver, Charles. (1999). Ernest Hemingway A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work. New York: Checkmark Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8160-3467-3
  • Tetlow, Wendolyn E. (1992). Hemingway's "In Our Time": Lyrical Dimensions. Cranbury NJ: Associated University Presses. ISBN 978-0-8387-5219-7

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