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A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway

Published: 2003-03-06
Paperback : 304 pages
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In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway's description of war is unforgettable. He recreates the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteer, ...
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In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway's description of war is unforgettable. He recreates the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteer, and the men and women he meets in Italy, with total conviction. But A Farewell to Arms is not only a novel of war. In it Hemingway has also created a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.

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by Magee1 (see profile) 04/28/15

 
  "A Farewell to Arms"by nanovsky (see profile) 05/22/13

Hard to follow characters' speeches.

 
  "Farewell to Arms"by Bookrec (see profile) 11/12/09

This was a Hemimgway book. We anticipated it being great. It was horrible. We thought the writing childish; the characters undeveloped; the circumstances and results unbelievable. Just a few examples -... (read more)

 
  "A Farewell To Arms"by earp30wyatt (see profile) 06/30/09

Those that read this book that have some sophisication,and truly understand the value of great literature will love this book. It's heartfelt, it's a love story,and it's got adventure. Adults with taste... (read more)

 
  "Horrible, tedious"by pennyslager (see profile) 05/23/08

I could find nothing redeeming about this book. It was so painful to read. I kept reading because I thought that there must be some reason this book and author became so famous. I read "Old Man and... (read more)

 
  "UGH - Hemingway did not appeal"by loishobart (see profile) 05/23/08

We tried but barely anyone BOTHERED to read this "nobel prize for literature" winner ... Some didn't care for the storyline. Some didn't like his writing style (IS there a style?) Some just didn't CARE... (read more)

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