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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.
This is the first of Hemingway's novels I've ever read, and will be the last. This quality of writing, substance and depth was not what I was expecting from a writer known as a... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Kevin Walker
A classic for a reason. If you are to be a writer—or a reader—you must read Hemingway.Published 9 days ago by Steve Netherby
"A Farewell to Arms" is a downbeat, and raw portrayal of the toll World War I takes on a veteran. Read morePublished 18 days ago by B. Adducchio
Had to read this for a class. Never been a huge fan of Hemingway, and I didn't like this one - until the ending. The writing style is very Hemingway, so if you like him, go for it.Published 25 days ago by Maddison
My first Hemingway, and probably my last. I didn't not enjoy it, but I certainly didn't really like it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kiwiflora