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 unforgettable book recreates the fear, the courage and the comradeship of warfare with total conviction. But A FAREWELL TO ARMS is not only a novel of war, it is also a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.
This special edition lifts the lid on Hemingway's creative process. Included here are his early drafts, all forty-seven alternative endings and the author's 1948 introduction, providing a fascinating glimpse into the construction of this great masterpiece.