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    A Farewell to Arms (Hardback) By (author) Ernest Hemingway, Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury

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    DescriptionOne of Hemingway's finest novels, A FAREWELL TO ARMS was published in 1929 when the author was at the height of his power, It draws on his own experiences serving with the Italins in World War One when he was severely wounded in action and awarded the Croce de Guerra. This is a vivid portrait of men at war which also explores their deeper responses to the cruetly and heroism of Battle


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    Title
    A Farewell to Arms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernest Hemingway, Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 28 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 135 mm
    Weight: 516 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857151497
    ISBN 10: 1857151496
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-231, B-085
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    BIC subject category V2: FJMF
    Publisher
    Everyman
    Imprint name
    EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
    Publication date
    18 March 1993
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899. His father was a doctor and he was the second of six children. Their home was at Oak Park, a Chicago suburb. In 1917, Hemingway 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 where he renewed his earlier friendships with such fellow-American expatriates as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Their encouragement and criticism were to play a valuable part in the formation of his style. Hemingway's first two published works were Three Stories and Ten Poems and In Our Time but it was the satirical novel, The Torrents of Spring, that established his name more widely. His international reputation was firmly secured by his next three books; Fiesta, Men Without Women and A Farewell to Arms. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing and his writing reflected this. He visited Spain during the Civil War and described his experiences in the bestseller, For Whom the Bell Tolls. His direct and deceptively simple style of writing spawned generations of imitators but no equals. 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.
    Review text
    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)