By Ernest Hemingway
The easiest American novel to emerge from global conflict I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable tale of an American ambulance driving force at the Italian entrance and his ardour for a stunning English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the affection among Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, stuck within the inexorable sweep of conflict, glows with an depth unmatched in smooth literature, whereas his description of the German assault on Caporetto -- of strains of fired males marching within the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized -- is among the maximum moments in literary heritage. a narrative of affection and soreness, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written whilst he was once 30 years previous, represents a brand new romanticism for Hemingway.
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I'll get some, baby. " He came back with a handful of roasted coffee beans. " "Bacchus," I said. " We walked along together through the town and I chewed the coffee. At the gate of the driveway that led up to the British villa, Rinaldi said good-night. "Good-night," I said. " He shook his head. "No," he said. " "Nothing, baby. " J started down the driveway. The outlines of the cypresses that lined it were sharp and clear. I looked back and saw Rinaldi standing watching me and waved to him. I sat in the reception hail of the villa, waiting for Catherine Barkley to come down.
Still even wounded you do not see it. I can tell. " "When I was wounded we were talking about it. " The priest put down the glass. He was thinking about something else. "I know them because I am like they are," he said. " "Some of them do. " "It is not education or money. It is something else. Even if they had education or money men like Passini would not wish to be officers. " "You rank as an officer. " "I am not really. You are not even an Italian. You are a foreigner. " "I cannot say it easily.
I was there and reading of it in the paper, went to the jail and asked to see the priest. " "I don't believe a word of this," Rinaldi said. "Just as you like," Rocca said. "But I am telling it for our priest here. It is very informative. " 30 of 273 Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms The priest smiled. "Go on," he said. " "Of course some of the bonds were not accounted for but the priest had all of the three per cent bonds and several local obligations, I forget exactly what they were. " There was great laughter from everybody.
A Farewell to Arms (Scribner Classics) by Ernest Hemingway