A Farewell to Arms

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.

Hemingway's semi-autobiographical WWI romance, among his best works

(Item #6111) A Farewell to Arms. Ernest Hemingway.

A Farewell to Arms

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. A clean, about Fine copy of the book, tight and square with bright gold labels. One small dull spot on front board and darkening on end-papers (as usual). In a fresh, about Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a faint crease down spine. Jacket bright and beautiful, without toning, fading, chips or tears and quite rare in this condition. First issue without the legal disclaimer on p. x and with Catherine spelled with a "K" on the front flap. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

"Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old, and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from WWI, 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, this gripping, semi-autobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep. Hemingway famously rewrote the ending to the novel 39 times to get the words right. The result is what the Washington Times called 'a towering ornament of American literature'" (Hemingway Library).
about Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #6111)

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"The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one."