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12/10/2014 09:52 am ET

Hemingway Stories Brought To Life In Hilarious 15-Second Videos

Ernest Hemingway Foundation

What better way to make use of Instagram's video platform -- designed with the attention-deficient in mind -- than to very quickly summarize Ernest Hemingway's famous novels? The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park has done just that, and has managed to poke fun at the plotlessness of some of the writer's works, including The Old Man and the Sea, without undermining the story's value. In the event that you don't have time to re-read his saga about a lovelorn World War I ambulance driver, plus its 40 alternate endings, the below videos should pretty much suffice.

WARNING: We do not recommend watching these 15-second videos in lieu of reading Ernest Hemingway's classic works of literature. The material, while awesome, should be viewed as strictly supplemental. Also, obviously, spoilers.

For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Old Man and the Sea
A Farewell to Arms
CONVERSATIONS