A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

The Hemingway Library Edition

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Publisher Description

The definitive edition of the classic novel of love during wartime, featuring all of the alternate endings: “Fascinating…serves as an artifact of a bygone craft, with handwritten notes and long passages crossed out, giving readers a sense of an author’s process” (The New York Times).

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, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical 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 Hemingway’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 Seán Hemingway, this edition of A Farewell to Arms is truly a celebration.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
July 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
19.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Mrblank55 ,

Regret not reading it sooner

I’ve had this book in my possession since like 2015, finally read it now in 2023, amazing book and I wish I read it so long ago.

Kassandra Yeoumans ,

“I don't want to be your friend, baby. I am your friend.”

A Farewell to Arms is just one of the many life changing stories Hemingway wrote in his life- but to me it's also the most meaningful. I've read every Hemingway book I know to exist and they all now hold a special place in my life, and in my evolution as a person. Hemingway's writing never fails to make you feel as though you have a connection with the people in the book- as if they're not just characters but friends you've known your whole life. A Farewell to Arms did not fail on that front (or on any front, in my opinion). It's a classic tale written by a classic writer and is a always worth a read AND a re-read.

Reubens ,

I didn’t like the ending!

So much reading for so bad ending! 🙄

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