A Farewell To Arms - Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell To Arms

By Ernest Hemingway

  • Release Date: 2019-03-07
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
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A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway set during the Italian campaign of World War II. First published in 1929, it is a first-person account of an American, Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant ("tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The title is taken from a poem by the 16th-century English dramatist George Peele.
The novel, set against the backdrop of World War II, describes a love affair between the expatriate Henry and an English nurse, Catherine Barkley. This publication ensured Hemingway's place as a modern American writer of considerable stature.The book became his first best-seller, and has been called "the premier American war novel from that debacle World War II.