Harold Edmund Stearns

Harold Edmund Stearns (May 7, 1891-August 13, 1943) was an American critic, journalist, editor and essayist. His most famous work is Confessions of a Harvard Man, a chronicle of the literary world of the 1920s and 1930s. Stearns was used as a model for the character of Harvey Stone in Ernest Hemingway‘s novel The Sun Also Rises.1


  • Liberalism in America; Its Origin, Its Temporary Collapse, Its Future (1919)
  • America and the Young Intellectual (1921)
  • America Now (1922)
  • Civilization in the United States; An Inquiry by Thirty Americans (1922)
  • Rediscovering America (1934)
  • The Confessions of a Harvard Man : the street I know revisited : a journey through literary Bohemia, Paris & New York in the 20s & 30s (1935)
  • America, a Reappraisal (1937)

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1. “Harold Edmund Stearns.” Goodreads. Accessed December 28, 2020.

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