A vintage Penguin paperback ( Penguin Number 2) of Ernest Hemingway's A farewell to Arms, his classic novel of the first World War.
In 1918, Ernest Hemingway went to war.
He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway's description of war is unforgettable.
He recreates the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteer, and the men and women he meets in Italy, with total conviction. But A Farewell to Arms is not only a novel of war. In it Hemingway has also created a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.
First published in 1929, this was the novel that made Hemingway's name, as a young novelist. It was an immediate success, and was one of the key novels in his body of work resulting in his win in the Nobel Prize in 1954.
Condition - Vertical bands, EH motif to the centre of the white panel, there was a small net tape repair or strengthening to the top of the spine at some stage. Internally unmarked, no inscriptions, foxing ( brown spotting) to preliminary pages.