A Farewell To Arms

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Harper Collins, Apr 16, 2013 - Fiction - 332 pages
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Set in the waning days of the First World War A Farewell to Arms (1929) is the epic love story of American ambulance driver Frederic Henry and British V.A. D. Catherine Barkley, who are drawn together yet torn apart by the tides of war.

Drawing on his experiences as an ambulance driver in the First World War, A Farewell to Arms is considered to be Ernest Hemingway’s bleakest novel, depicting the futility of war and the cynicism of soldiers during wartime, but remains one of his best known and loved literary works. It has been adapted for radio, stage, television, and screen, most notably the 1932 Academy-Award nominated film starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes.

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I've read many of Ernest Hemingway's most revered short stories, and I've read one of his more acclaimed novels, The Sun Also Rises. I like Hemingway for the most part. He wrote good stories, but the ... Read full review

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I hate this book so much. It is dreary and the plot makes 0 sense. It is like reading 4 books at one time. Either focus on the love story or the war. They don't relate in anyway. His writing style is awful and confusing, with run on sentences and confusing dialogue. This is hands down the worst book I have ever read, and I have to read it for school in which I have loved every other book. I have never read a book this bad, if you have a choice don't read it. It makes 0 sense, the book took no planning at all I imagine. 


Chapter V
Chapter IX
Chapter X
Chapter XI
Chapter XXIV
Chapter XXV
Chapter XXVI
Chapter XXIX
Chapter XXX
Chapter XXXIII

Chapter XIII
Chapter XIV
Chapter XV
Chapter XVI
Chapter XIX
Chapter XX
Chapter XXI
Chapter XXXV
Chapter XXXVI
Chapter XL
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Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was one of the twentieth century's most important novelists, as well as a brilliant short story writer and foreign correspondent. His body of work includes the novels A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Sun Also Rises. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novella The Old Man and the Sea, and in 1954 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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