Hemingway’s Flash Fiction Revisited

For years it has been thought that Hemingway’s “For sale, baby shoes, never worn” was the shortest novel ever written. Recent researchers discovered that it was actually the shortest known CliffNotes summary of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. The discovery brings a happy – albeit much longer ending – to what can no longer be considered the shortest tragic novel. The late Mr. Hemingway was not available to comment.