Frederic Henry is an American Lieutenant serving in the ambulance corps of the Italian army during the First World War. While stationed in northern Italy, he falls in love with Catherine Barkley, an English nurse. Theirs is an intense, tender and passionate love affair overshadowed by the war. Ernest Hemingway spares nothing in his denunciation of the horrors of combat, yet vividly depicts the courage shown by so many. In writing A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway was inspired by his own wartime experience as an ambulance driver ...
Frederic Henry is an American Lieutenant serving in the ambulance corps of the Italian army during the First World War. While stationed in northern Italy, he falls in love with Catherine Barkley, an English nurse. Theirs is an intense, tender and passionate love affair overshadowed by the war. Ernest Hemingway spares nothing in his denunciation of the horrors of combat, yet vividly depicts the courage shown by so many. In writing A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway was inspired by his own wartime experience as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross. First published in 1929, the novel made his name and remains one of his finest works. This stunning edition features an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
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.
Good with No dust jacket as issued. This specific hardback book is in good condition with some minor wear to the cover or edges and corners. The binding is just starting to split on the interior at the first end page where the endpage has torn from the inside cover about half way to expose the netting beneath. The pages are ohterwise clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased but for the previous owner's name written on the first blank end page. There is no dust jacket. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "A Farewell to Arms, written by Ernest Hemingway, classically combines love, misery, seduction, and sorrow all in one historic novel. This wonderful novel depicts the harsh realities of war among two lovers entangled in the mist. The main character, Lieutenant Frederic Henry, and his lover, Nurse Catherine Barkley, initially have a relationship consisting of games, illusions, and fantasies. This cleverly ties in with the war that currently encompasses Henry, World War I. The blending of these aspects results in one of Hemingway's greatest novels."; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 355 pages.
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!
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". SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!
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The Easton Press, Norwalk, CT, 2003. Collector's Ed., NEW, LEATHER BOUND, Size=6.5"x9.5", 312pgs. A truly NEW copy still in publishers' original shrink wrap. 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". SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!
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
Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A pristine copy.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
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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