A Farewell To Arms (Ernest Hemingway) Semi-autobiographical novel written in 1929. Book cover art print.
The novel is regarded as one of Hemingway’s best works, along with The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea.
A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway set during the Italian campaign of World War I. First published in 1929, it is a first-person account of an American, Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant (“tenente”) in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The title is taken from a poem by the 16th-century English dramatist George Peele.
The novel, set against the backdrop of World War I, describes a love affair between the expatriate Henry and an English nurse, Catherine Barkley. Its publication ensured Hemingway’s place as a modern American writer of considerable stature.The book became his first best-seller, and has been called “the premier American war novel from that debacle World War I.”