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I wanted to do something for him. You see, I didn't care about the other thing and he could have had it all. He could have had anything he wanted if I would have known. I would have married him or anything. I know all about it now. But then he wanted to go to war and I didn't know.The two begin an affair, with Henry quite convinced that he "did not love Catherine Barkley nor had any idea of loving her. This was a game, like bridge, in which you said things instead of playing cards." Soon enough, however, the game turns serious for both of them and ultimately Henry ends up deserting to be with Catherine.
Hemingway was not known for either unbridled optimism or happy endings, and A Farewell to Arms, like his other novels (For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises, and To Have and Have Not), offers neither. What it does provide is an unblinking portrayal of men and women behaving with grace under pressure, both physical and psychological, and somehow finding the courage to go on in the face of certain loss. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An engaging book that offers an historical perspective, tension, action, and romance; with an unpredictable ending.Published 6 hours ago by Rose Mary Hayes
Frederick Henry is an American soldier serving as a Ambulance driver for the Italian Army in the First World War. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Paul Rooney
This kindle ebook includes 42 pages of Hemmingway's alt endings, handwritten pages with revisions, and selected revised drafts. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kathryn Pon
This is one of my favourite novels, although it has a brutal ending.Published 8 days ago by Roibeard Ó Saoraidhe
It is strange, but Hemingway's much touted "choppy" style is so dated today, in a way that Victorian and early Post-Victorian authors like Braddon, Wilkie Collins, and... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Hobo Eddy
I'm commenting on the novel not this edition which I intend to purchase. I currently have an original but not a 1st. edition. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Pencil Pusher
Great, classic Hemingway but not a happy ending. Good reflection of the growing disdain from soldiers during World War I.Published 16 days ago by nicole
I had high hopes for the book based on Hemingway's other works. It did capture WWI in the sense that I expected and the dialog was tiresomePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer