Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 360 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 32 minutes
First Published: 1929
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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 – the 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.
Quotes from A Farewell to Arms
The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.
I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.
Movie Trailer for A Farewell to Arms (1957)
About Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, USA, and after high school he reported for a few months for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms. Two plane crashes left him permanently injured and in pain. He died in the summer of 1961.