ERNEST HEMINGWAY

332 pages
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FAREWELL TO ARMS

332 pages

Renowned as the best American novel to emerge from WW1 A Farewell To Arms is a classic Hemingway that is a real treat for any book club.  

 

Having served as a Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy where he was himself severely injured and witness to the harrowing outcomes of trench warfare, Hemingway uses these events to craft an unforgettable story of Lieutenant Frederic Henry and his passion for a beautiful English nurse, Catherine Barkley.  

 

His earlier career as a reporter brings a detached and gritty reality to the story-telling.   And his famous short, staccato style and terse commentary makes it all the more compelling.    

 

In stark contrast to Hemingway’s presentation of this brutal and inhumane war, the love affair between Henry and Catherine remains intense, beautiful and passionate.  

 

A classic romance - of sorts.    

 

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