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 ...Read MoreWritten 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.Read Less
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 5 3/4 X 8 1/2; SECOND EDITION copyright 1957 Charles Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. Exact replica of the 1926 First Edition. Crisp, clean Blue cloth cover with black spine and bright gold gilt and silver titling, silver gilt pen and facsimile author's signature. White endpapers, VERY GOOD CONDITION/NO DUST JACKET IS INCLUDED. Square corners. Has not been written in. Will ship from United States.
Fair. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. PBT: Good reading copy on this one with the normal spine creases and an unusual 'smiling Hemingway" photo on back cover. The front is of the World War I novel with the war zone of France and 3 silhouette soldiers walking toward a burned out barn. This cover painting was done by James and Ruth McCreain 1969. I am NOT sure of the actual date on this reprint. The front cover painting was done in 1969, yet this edition is a reprint of 1957. You figure it out. It is after all a Hemingway and who knows about the painting.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1932. Second Impression. 288 pages. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Rebound. Green hardcover, with gilt titling on spine. Lightly tanned pages and firm binding with fair tanning on fore-edge. Library plates and stamps on ffep and front paste down. Boards are good to fair, library label son front and on base of spine, with slight tanning n rub wear to spine.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1961. 255 pages. 1961 edition. Orange and cream card covers. Moderate tanning throughout, particularly to the text block edge. light tanning and foxing to text block edge and endpapers. Card covers moderately tanned and foxed with light shelf-wear and light creasing to the spine.
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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