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Ernest's Hemingway's powerful autobiographical war classic - considered by many to be the greatest war novel ever written.

In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war, to the 'war to end all wars'. 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.

Reviews

It seems such simple and straightforward language, but it isn't. The first chapter of A Farewell to Arms is only two and a bit pages but there is almost every variety of sentence structure. It is incredibly artful writing, and part of the art is disguising that it is artful

John Harvey, Guardian

There is something so complete in Mr. Hemingway's achievement in A Farewell to Arms that one is left speculating as to whether another novel will follow in this manner, and whether it does not complete both a period and a phase...crisply natural and convincing

Guardian, 1929

A novel of great power

Times Literary Supplement

Essential Hemingway...a gripping account of the life of an American volunteer in the Italian army and a poignant love story

Daily Express

Flawless... such mastery of narrative, imagery and feeling, the prerequisites for great prose

Edna O'Brien, Guardian

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099273974

    March 5, 1999

    Vintage Classics

    304 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099910107

    May 9, 1997

    Arrow

    304 pages

    RRP $15.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857151497

    May 28, 1993

    Everyman

    320 pages

    RRP $24.99

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Also by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Hemingway on War
Islands in the Stream
The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
By-Line
A Farewell to Arms: The Special Edition
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro
True At First Light
The First Forty-Nine Stories
The Torrents Of Spring
Winner Take Nothing
Death In The Afternoon
Across the River and into the Trees
Green Hills Of Africa
Men Without Women
A Moveable Feast
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories
To Have and Have Not
Fiesta
The Essential Hemingway

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Earthly Remains
The Daughters Of Mars
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Red Sky at Noon
The Three Musketeers
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Parade's End
Dracula
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