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  • ISBN: 0243323425
  • ISBN: 9780243323425
  • Physical Description: 355 pages ; 23 cm.
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  • Publisher: [Lexington, KY] : Forgotten Books, [2015]

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General Note: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.
Summary, etc.: " ... [B]oy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl. Ernest Hemingway conveyed this story chronologically, in a strictly linear fashion, with no flashback scenes whatsoever. In fact, the novel contains very little exposition at all. We never learn exactly where its narrator and protagonist, the American ambulance driver Frederic Henry, came from, or why he enlisted in the Italian army to begin with. (For that matter, we read chapter after chapter before even learning his name.) Nor do we discover much about his lover Catherine Barkley's past, other than the fact that her fiancé was killed in battle, in France ... The power of this perennially popular book comes from the intensity of Frederic and Catherine's love for one another and from the power of the antagonistic forces that ultimately tear these two apart ... The action of A Farewell to Arms takes place from 1916-18 in four locations, for the most part: 1) the Julian Alps, along what was then the border between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire; 2) the city of Milan, which lies in the plains of northern Italy, far from the front; 3) the Italian resort town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore, which straddles the border between Italy and Switzerland; and 4) various towns and villages of the Swiss Alps ..."--Cliffsnotes.com.
Subject: Switzerland Alps, Swiss
Switzerland
Italy Stresa
Italy Milan
Italy
Europe Julian Alps
Man-woman relationships
Americans
World War (1914-1918)
Alps, Swiss (Switzerland) History 20th century Fiction
Stresa (Italy) History 20th century Fiction
Milan (Italy) History 20th century Fiction
Julian Alps (Slovenia and Italy) History 20th century Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 Switzerland Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 Italy Fiction
Man-woman relationships Switzerland Fiction
Man-woman relationships Italy Fiction
Americans Switzerland Fiction
Americans Italy Fiction
Genre: War fiction.
Romance fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
Romance fiction.
War fiction.
Historical fiction.
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