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A Farewell to Arms

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A Farewell to Arms

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on a laid in signature. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the publisher's seal printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket has the misprint of Katharine Barclay printed on front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the spine. The book is bound in the original publisher's black cloth. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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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It has a good plot, but its boring.

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bookseller
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
ABE-16054010983
Title
A Farewell to Arms
Author
Hemingway, Ernest
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York
Date Published
1929

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