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A Farewell To Arms  : Vintage Classics - Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell To Arms

Vintage Classics

Paperback

Published: March 1999
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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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 A Fairwell 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 Fairwell to Arms is not only a novel of war. In it Hemingway has also created a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.

About the Author

Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921. In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.

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An oldie but a goodie !

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Timeless

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Hemingway's classic novel of World War I draws on his own experiences as an ambulance driver on the Italian Front. American Frederick Henry is a dutiful soldier until an unexpected series of events changes his life. The hard surface of the prose conceals unexpected depths of emotion. (Kirkus UK)

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921.

In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. He died in 1961.

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ISBN: 9780099273974
ISBN-10: 0099273977
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
Audience: General
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 11 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: March 1999
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23