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 his early masterpiece, A Farewell to Arms.
In an unforgettable depiction of war, Hemingway recreates the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteers and the men and women he encounters along the way with conviction and brutal honesty.
A love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion, A Farewell to Arms offers a unique and unflinching view of the world and people, aby the winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. "Hard, almost metallic, glittering, blinding by the reflections of its hard surface, utterly free of sentimentality- a strange and original book, it will convince you of its honesty and veracity" -- Arnold Bennett "A most beautiful, moving and humane book" -- Vita Sackville-West "A novel of great power." * TLS *