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A Farewell to Arms

The Hemingway Library Edition

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Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.

Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right. This edition collects all of the alternative endings together for the first time, along with early drafts of other essential passages, offering new insight into Hemingway’s craft and creative process and the evolution of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Featuring Hemingway’s own 1948 introduction to an illustrated reissue of the novel, a personal foreword by the author’s son Patrick Hemingway, and a new introduction by the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway, this edition of A Farewell to Arms is truly a celebration.

Customer Reviews

Meh...

The style of writing is certainly unique, but that's about the only positive thing I can say about it.

As for what disappointed me...I won't spoil anything, but the ending left me unimpressed. It seemed as though Hemingway decided to flip off the reader in the last ten or fifteen pages.

I can also see how the text could bore certain people, though it did get better as I got used to his style of writing.

All in all: don't read this if you're easily bored by bland writing or if you're easily depressed.

That said, I will be rereading this book someday to make sure that I'm not misjudging it, but for now I'm pretty turned off by Hemingway...

“I don't want to be your friend, baby. I am your friend.”

A Farewell to Arms is just one of the many life changing stories Hemingway wrote in his life- but to me it's also the most meaningful. I've read every Hemingway book I know to exist and they all now hold a special place in my life, and in my evolution as a person. Hemingway's writing never fails to make you feel as though you have a connection with the people in the book- as if they're not just characters but friends you've known your whole life. A Farewell to Arms did not fail on that front (or on any front, in my opinion). It's a classic tale written by a classic writer and is a always worth a read AND a re-read.

A Farewell to Arms
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Classics
  • Published: Jul 10, 2012
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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