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, demoralised men marching ...
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, demoralised men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion - this gripping, semi-autobiographical 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 the Nobel Prize winner'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 Sean Hemingway, this edition of A Farewell to Arms is truly a celebration.
Like New in Like New jacket. New York: Collectors Reprints, nd. First Edition Library. Hardcover, in slipcase. 355 pp. Facsimile reprint of the 1929 first edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons. As new, in fine jacket and near fine slipcase. Vertical scoring mark (as from razor blade) on back of slipcase. Else fine. Includes laid-in information card.
Good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First thus with "A" on the copyright page. Hardcover. 363 pp. Good, lacking slipcase. Light wear with the bottom corners bumped. Prior owner's name on the front free endpaper. A few marks in the text with pages 357-58 heavily underlined.
N/A. Hardbound Second Edition published by CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, (New York) in 1957. 314 pages of clean, bright text with no dust jacket. The interior is unblemished. The publication is new and unread. The covers are medium blue in color with a dark blue spine. The Title is enbossed into the front cover and the spine in bright gilt. A quill writing instrument as well as the Author's facsimile signature are embossed into the front cover in bright silver. The covers are unblemished. The binding is tight with no latent flaws. The publication is rated NEW.
Very good in fine dust jacket. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1993. BOMC Edition, VG+/Fine, Hard Covers, Size=5.5"x8.5", 2038pgs. Owner name embossment on front endpaper, Half Title Page, small ink date stamp, numbers (2) inside rear endpaper of each volume, o.w. clean, bright & tight. DJs not chipped, torn etc. In clear plastic protective wrappers. Rest of books are Like New. Other titles included are: A Moveable Feast, The Old Man and The Sea, The Sun Also Rises. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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The Easton Press, Norwalk, CT, 2003. Collector's Ed., NEW, LEATHER BOUND, Size=6.5"x9.5", 312pgs. Brand New copy. Clean, bright and very tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Unopened & unread. Brown leather binding, gold gilt letters & cover designs, 4 raised spine ribs, all around page end gold gilt, attached satin page marker & moire endpapers. A volume in Easton Press series "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written". 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Dark blue binding with gold gilt letters, Has library stamps of Wilkensberg PA slight wear on spine former owner name in ink on fly page. 355 pages nice condtion copy binding slightly loose, pages a bit suncolored. photos on request
Good. No Jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Black boards with gold gilt on front and lettering on spine are moderately rubbed. Corners are lightly bumped and spine is lightly pushed at top and bottom. Slight lean to spine. Interior front board contains glued in review of the book and free end page has some chips along the outer edge. Remaining outer pages are deckled. No verso on dedication page. Scribner's seal on verso of title page. Interior has some mild foxing but is otherwise fairly clean and tight.
It is a good experience to get into a book worth reading. This is one of them. Also, the subject of war and the people involved and occasionally uninvolved in it is timeless.
Feb 9, 2011
cut to the bones
Hemingway's talent surfaces when reading the cut to the bones prose that nakedly tells the truth of a terrible time. The War to End All Wars is right around the corner and the writing pattern strikes a pattern that makes you become a part of the action, and you start to feel like a character in the story.
Mar 4, 2010
GREAT Books To READ
This book is one of the Greates to read. By one of the worlds Best Authors. A Must have.
Oct 17, 2009
Good book, great shape and a definate classic. Daughter had to read this and absolutely loves this kind of story
Mar 20, 2008
A Farewell to Arms
I am about 3/4ths of the way through this book and find myself a little disappointed as it does not meet my standards of Hemingway, someone who I admire as an author. The book seems to ramble around at times and appears to exhibit a different style of writing than others I have read by this author.
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