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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - 1st Edition. - 1929 - from mclinhavenbooks (SKU: 0003657)

A Farewell to Arms

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A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemingway

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Copyright date 1929, 1st edition, 1st printing with same date on the copyright page and also on the title page. Black cloth over boards with black lettering on a gold background on the front and on the spine. Light foxing to the top page edges, for edge pages are not cut. No tears, bent pages, previous owners name written on the upper inside flyleaf. No Dust Jacket. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with light bumps to the head and toe the spine. A small dent in the back in the groove area of about 1/8 of an inch. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book one the top 100 novels of the 20th century. Size: 7" - 9" Tall

Synopsis

Set during World War 1, Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms is the story of Lieutenant Frederic Henry, an American serving as an ambulance driver in the Italian army, and his love affair with an English nurse named Catherine Barkley. The novel is semi-autobiographical, based on Hemingway's own experiences serving in the Italian campaigns during the war. While some assume the title of the work to be taken from a poem by 16th century English dramatist George Peele, others believe it to be a simple pun of the word “arms.” A Farewell to Arms was first serialized in the May-October issues Scribner's Magazine 1929. It was published in book form in September of that year. As the work became available to the public just over ten years after the November 1918 armistice, Hemingway assumed his audience would recognize many of the references. In fact, certain basic information isn't alluded to in the book at all, as it was common knowledge around the time of publication. The result of this immediacy? Arguably one of the best novels written about World War I… ever. A Farewell to Arms was Hemingway's first bestseller, affording him financial independence and cementing his stature as a modern American writer. More specifically, the novel and its content helped to established the author as a key member of the “Lost Generation,” a subset of Modernist artists namely defined by their post-war disillusionment. A Farewell to Arms is ranked 74th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. 

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Bookseller
mclinhavenbooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
0003657
Title
A Farewell to Arms
Author
Ernest Hemingway
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1929

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