By Ernest Hemingway
The easiest American novel to emerge from global battle I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable tale of an American ambulance motive force at the Italian entrance and his ardour for a gorgeous English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the affection among Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, stuck within the inexorable sweep of battle, glows with an depth unequalled in sleek literature, whereas his description of the German assault on Caporetto -- of traces 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a narrative of affection and soreness, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written while he was once 30 years outdated, represents a brand new romanticism for Hemingway.
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Listen. There is nothing as bad as war. We in the auto-ambulance cannot even realize at all how bad it is. When people realize how bad it is they cannot do anything to stop it because they go crazy. There are some people who never realize. There are people who are afraid of their officers. " "It doesn't finish. " Passini shook his head. 39 of 273 Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms "War is not won by victory. What if we take San Gabriele? What if we take the Carso and Monfalcone and Trieste?
I'd rather wait," I said. "There are much worse wounded than me. " "Come, come," he said. " Then in Italian: "Lift him very carefully about the legs. His legs are very painful. " They picked me up and took me into the dressing room. Inside they were operating on all the tables. The little major looked at us furious. He recognized me and waved a forceps. " "I have brought him in," the tall Englishman said in Italian. "The only son of the American Ambassador. He can be here until you are ready to take him.
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. Some one was coming down the hallway. I stood up, but it was not Catherine. It was Miss Ferguson. "Hello," she said. " "I'm so sorry. " "Thank you very much," I said. " I went out the door and suddenly I felt lonely and empty. I had treated seeing Catherine very lightly, I had gotten somewhat drunk and had nearly forgotten to come but when I could not see her there I was feeling lonely and hollow.
A Farewell to Arms (Scribner Classics) by Ernest Hemingway