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Farewell to Arms (A Scribner Classic) by Ernest Hemingway - Paperback - 1982 - from Sea Glass Book Company (SKU: 2020-1284)

Farewell to Arms (A Scribner Classic)

Farewell to Arms (A Scribner Classic) by Ernest Hemingway - Paperback - 1982 - from Sea Glass Book Company (SKU: 2020-1284)

Farewell to Arms (A Scribner Classic)

by Ernest Hemingway

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ISBN 10
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ISBN 13
9780684174693
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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
Sea Glass Book Company US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2020-1284
Title
Farewell to Arms (A Scribner Classic)
Author
Ernest Hemingway
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0684174693
ISBN 13
9780684174693
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1982
Bookseller catalogs
Classics; Fiction; Literature;

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