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Farewell to Arms : The Hemingway Library Edition (Reprint) (Hardcover) (Ernest Hemingway)

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Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.

Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right. This edition collects all of the alternative endings together for the first time, along with early drafts of other essential passages, offering new insight into Hemingway’s craft and creative process and the evolution of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Featuring Hemingway’s own 1948 introduction to an illustrated reissue of the novel, a personal foreword by the author’s son Patrick Hemingway, and a new introduction by the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway, this edition of A Farewell to Arms is truly a celebration.
Featuring a previously published author introduction, a personal foreword by his son, and a new introduction by his grandson, a definitive edition of the lauded World War I classic collects all thirty-nine of the author's alternate endings to offer new insights into his creative process.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 3308
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics, War + Military, Literary
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Language: English
Street Date: July 10, 2012
TCIN: 14110583
UPC: 9781451658163
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-4244
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