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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.
Hemingway was at his greatest when he wrote this one. The characters and scenes are worded so well it's like you are there. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by jakeco24
It was a good read and held my interest to the end; however, I was disappointed by the ending. It gives some insight as to what war is like. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ivan
Love it but it was very depressing with the death of the baby and the wife but otherwise it was an amazing bookPublished 20 days ago by Tara Edwards
What a sad story. He didn't deserved that! Otherwise, it is a great book by Hemingway. I strongly recommend it!Published 1 month ago by JLTRAVA