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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.
I don't get why Ernest Hemingway's enduring status as a great American writer. In this novel he treats women as insipid one dimensional beings.Published 21 hours ago by Amy Haile
My daughter loved it, this was a request from her English teacher and no regrets :) arrival was spot on :-)Published 10 days ago by liz gutierrez
I have read two other Hemingway books and I enjoyed them much more than this one. Even though his writing is superb I didn't think the was much of a plot with most pages dedicated... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Mike Estrada
Hemingway's prose has been described as "tough and terse." I would heartily agree and it's very evident in this book that describes a young lieutenant's experiences in... Read morePublished 15 days ago by prairie woman
I could not put this book down it had me entranced so I had to keep going to find out what happened.Published 19 days ago by Jennifer P