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A FAREWELL TO ARMS by  Ernest Hemingway - Hardcover - Second Printing - 1997 - from Abound Book Company (SKU: 17025)

A FAREWELL TO ARMS

A FAREWELL TO ARMS by  Ernest Hemingway - Hardcover - Second Printing - 1997 - from Abound Book Company (SKU: 17025)

A FAREWELL TO ARMS

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
ISBN 10
0684837889
ISBN 13
9780684837888
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Scribners. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1997. Second Printing. 0684837889 . Scribner's Classics ed. Reprint issue, second print. Book is very good, small former owner name penned on front fly. Very good non price clipped ($27.50) jacket which is lightly rubbed. ..(THIS BOOK IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE SHIP MOST BOOKS SIX DAYS A WEEK AND WILL CONFIRM WITH TRACKING NUMBER. ) .

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
Abound Book Company US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
17025
Title
A FAREWELL TO ARMS
Author
Hemingway, Ernest
Book condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Edition
Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0684837889
ISBN 13
9780684837888
Publisher
Scribners
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1997
Keywords
0684837889
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