War is over

29 08 2015

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

 

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Written when Ernest 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 Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.

A really outstanding book. Poignant, painful and spare, this great novel demonstrates what a brilliant writer Hemingway was.

4.5 stars

 

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