Frederic Henry is an American Lieutenant serving in the ambulance
corps of the Italian army during the First World War. While
stationed in northern Italy, he falls in love with Catherine
Barkley, an English nurse. Theirs is an intense, tender and
passionate love affair overshadowed by the war. Ernest Hemingway
spares nothing in his denunciation of the horrors of combat, yet
vividly depicts the courage shown by so many. In writing A Farewell
to Arms, Hemingway was inspired by his own wartime experience as an
ambulance driver for the Red Cross. First published in 1929, the
novel made his name and remains one of his finest works. This
stunning edition features an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to
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