A Farewell to Arms      by Ernest Hemingway

The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story on an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful nurse.

Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto -- of lines of tired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized -- is one of the greatest moments in literary history. A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was 30 years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway.

Year First Published:1929

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