Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

A Farewell to Arms
Ernest Hemingway


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.

Paperback, 304pp
Vintage Classics, 1999 (1929)
ISBN 9780099273974