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A Farewell to Arms The Hemingway Library Edition (Hardcover)

Author:  Ernest/ Hemingway Hemingway Foreword By:  Patrick Hemingway Introduction:  Sean Hemingway
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1451658168
ISBN-13: 9781451658163
Sku: 225910127
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Pages:  330
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In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains. (from the first line)
Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to "A Farewell to Arms" 39 times to get the words right. This edition collects all the alternate endings together for the first time, offering new insight into the evolution of one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
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Presented by Patrick and SeÁn Hemingway, this augmented edition of Ernest Hemingway's classic novel of love during wartime features early drafts and, for the first time, all of the author's alternate endings.  Written when Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield?weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caparetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion?this gripping, semi-autobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.

     Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right. This edition collects all the alternate endings together for the first time, offering new insight into Hemingway's craft and creative process, and the evolution of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Featuring a previously published Introduction by the author, a personal Foreword by the author's son, Patrick Hemingway, and a new Introduction by his grandson, SeÁn Hemingway, this edition of A Farewell to Arms is truly a celebration.

Author Bio
Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway played football in high school and was a lifelong sportsman, obsessed from his youth with hunting and fishing, but had no formal education after Oak Park High. He drove an ambulance in France in World War I and also served (and was wounded) in the Italian army. After the war, he was a reporter for the "Toronto Star". In the 1920s, he settled in Paris as part of the group of American expatriates who formed Gertrude Stein's circle. She was an enormous influence on his writing, teaching the virtue of the simple declarative sentence. He was also influenced by Ezra Pound, whom he revered, and became friends with F. Scott Fitzgerald (a stormy friendship, which did not endure). His first American publication was the group of stories, "In Our Time" (1925), in which the concerns and values of the so-called "lost generation" were articulated for the first time: their postwar disillusionment; their cynical, stoic endurance in the face of pain; their brutal honesty; and their distance from emotional involvement. Hemingway moved back to the U.S. in the later '20s, and began to write novels; his first great success was "The Sun Also Rises" in 1926. He moved to Key West in 1928; from that base, he often visited Spain, where he became an aficionado of bullfighting, and went on safari in Africa. He covered the Spanish Civil War as a reporter, then moved to Cuba in the 1940s, where he kept an estate until a group of revolutionaries killed his beloved dog. Hemingway had four wives and fathered three sons. He became one of the century's most influential writers. (Nabokov once commented that Hemingway wrote about "bells, bulls, and balls.") His fame culminated in a 1952 Pulitzer Prize for "The Old Man and the Sea", and the Nobel Prize in literature in 1954. All his life, he had phobias about taxes, telephones, and speaking in public: He accepted the Nobel Prize in absentia. ("A writer should write what he has to say, not speak it.") A heavy drinker, Hemingway was ill, both physically and mentally, for several years at the end of his life; his debilitated physical state was worsened after a plane crash en route to his fifth African safari, in which he was seriously injured, including a ruptured liver and kidney, broken bones, a concussion, first-degree burns, and vision and hearing loss. Delusional and unable to write, he endured a variety of treatments, including shock therapy at the Mayo Clinic. Finally, depressed and frustrated, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a double-barreled shotgun weeks before his 62nd birthday.

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New York Herald Tribune Book Review
"One cannot help thinking that 'A Farewell to Arms' is a symbolic title; that it is Hemingway's farewell to a period, an attitude, and perhaps to a method also....Pity, love, adventureousness, anger, the emotions on which his earlier books were based, almost to the entire exclusion of ideas, are less violently stimulated in a world at peace. The emotions as a whole are more colored by thought: perhaps they are weaker and certainly they are becoming more complicated. They seem to demand expression in subtler and richer prose." - Malcolm Cowley 10/6/29
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