Pewter Metal Frames inspired by Hemingway's classic anti-war novel.
Ernest Hemingway's novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls" takes place during the Spanish Civil War. Based on Hemingway's experience as a reporter, the tale centers on Robert Jordon, an American fighting alongside the Republican Guerrillas. Jordan was assigned to blow up a bridge outside of Segovia, behind enemy lines. Consistent with Hemingway's hatred of war, the novel dwells on the brutality and agony suffered by ordinary people when armed conflict erupts. Hemingway shifts Jordon's motivation from do-gooder to hero when Jordon meets Maria, a young Spanish woman who witnessed the execution of her parents. Maria inspired in Jordon bravery, perseverance, ingenuity and wisdom.
Jordon and Maria were portrayed by Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman in the film version of For Whom the Bell Tolls.
We've named these enhanced oval pewter eyeglass frames "Tolls" in honor of this fine book. Like Hemingway's novel, these frames are embellished with nuanced details such as the Spanish detailing on the temples and bridge.