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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms (original 1929; edition 2012)

by Ernest Hemingway

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An unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his love for an English nurse.
Title:A Farewell to Arms
Authors:Ernest Hemingway
Info:Numitor Comun Publishing, Kindle Edition, 332 pages
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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (1929)

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    Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (PilgrimJess)
    PilgrimJess: This account comes from a character whom actually fought and so the events first hand.
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    Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline (arthurfrayn)
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    A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin (AmourFou)
    AmourFou: WWI Italian Front. Also great literature.
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    The Fifth Column and Four Stories of The Spanish Civil War by Ernest Hemingway (kxlly)
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I will admit that I liked Old Man and the Sea Better. I thought this one stiff an boring. ( )
  JRobinW | Jan 20, 2023 |
Sad story about war, death, and alcohol. Not the right kind of book for me. ( )
  steve02476 | Jan 3, 2023 |
Read in 2011 as part of Reading 1001 while still on Shelfari. The story is set during WWI as part of the Italian campaign. it is a first-person account of an American, Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The protagonist deserts from the army and in so doing is saying farewell to arms. His mistress dies and so there is the farewell of "loving arms". It blends two major themes; love and war. ( )
  Kristelh | Dec 15, 2022 |
One of the all time great books ( )
  JamieSmithBooks | Oct 5, 2022 |
High 3/5
Like a good telenovela series and I'm a bored stay-at-home mother.
That feels at the end, man and the beautiful proses.

This book strengthen my desire of how I want to move to the mountainside country so badly.

Though, why do the characters talk like that. ( )
  DaVarPhi | Aug 18, 2022 |
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In its sustained, inexorable movement, its throbbing preoccupation with flesh and blood and nerves rather than the fanciful fabrics of intellect, it fulfills the prophecies that his most excited admirers have made about Ernest Hemingway... in its depiction of War, the novel bears comparison with its best predecessors. But it is in the hero's perhaps unethical quitting of the battle line to be with the woman whom he has gotten with child that it achieves its greatest significance.
added by jjlong | editTime (Oct 14, 1929)
It is a moving and beautiful book.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hemingway, Ernestprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bleck, CathieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, MalcolmIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ford, Ford MadoxIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hemingway, PatrickForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hemingway, SeánIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Horschitz-Horst, AnnemarieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Renner, LouisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schuck, MaryCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vranken, KatjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warren, Robert PennIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains.
There is a class that controls a country that is stupid and does not realize anything and never can. That is why we have this war.
Also they make money out of it.
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