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A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemingway



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"Moving and beautiful." -- New York Times

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. 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.

"There is something so complete in Mr Hemingway's achievement in A Farewell to Arms that one is left speculating as to whether another novel will follow in this manner, and whether it does not complete both a period and a phase." --The Guardian

"The spare prose and emotional layers make this book a true classic" -ABC News

"A most beautiful, moving and human book" -Vita Sackville-West

"A novel of great power" -Times Literary Supplement

"Flawless... such mastery of narrative, imagery and feeling, the prerequisites for great prose" -Edna O'Brien, The Guardian

"It seems such simple and straightforward language, but it isn't. The first chapter of A Farewell to Arms is only two and a bit pages but there is almost every variety of sentence structure. It is incredibly artful writing, and part of the art is disguising that it is artful." -John Harvey, The Guardian

"Essential Hemingway ... a gripping account of the life of an American volunteer in the Italian army and a poignant love story." -Daily Express

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