A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

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First published in 1929, the novel is largely autobiographical. Like the protagonist, the author served on the Italian front, was wounded, and ended up in a Milan hospital. And it was here that his romance with a nurse began. These events became the basis for the novel.

The author transferred his own personality and experiences to his character – the American architect Frederick Henry, who went to Italy as a volunteer to take part in the First World War. Here a difficult fate awaits him: from the first military skirmishes to desertion and escape.

This is a book about love, about war, about rash actions and ruined fates of millions of people around the world. This is a lively and sincere story, which was experienced by Ernest Hemingway himself. It became a real discovery for world literature. Not for nothing in his time Francis Scott Fitzgerald called “Goodbye, Guns!” a modern classic.

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Original language:  English
Published: 1929
Literary Genre: Romantic novel, History, Screen Acting
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway