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 experiences 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 this is not only a novel of war. In it Hemingway has also created a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 03 / 1999
- 129 x 198 x 19mm
While this novel is influenced by Hemingway's time as an ambulance driver in Italy during WW1, it is only partially a war story. It's much more extraordinarily ordinary than that. That's what gets you in the guts. That's what kills you. You think it's all going one way, and sure, it's a dark way, and you're prepared for it … but then it doesn't go that way. The ordinary-ness of the tragedy kills. - Jeremy (QBD)