Frederic Henry is an American Lieutenant serving in the ambulance corps of the Italian army during the First World War. While stationed in northern Italy, he falls in love with Catherine Barkley, an English nurse. Theirs is an intense, tender and passionate love affair overshadowed by the war. Ernest Hemingway spares nothing in his denunciation of the horrors of combat, yet vividly depicts the courage shown by so many. In writing A Farewell to Arms , Hemingway was inspired by his own wartime experience as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross. First published in 1929, the novel made his name and remains one of his finest works. This stunning edition features an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Ernest Hemingway, geb. 1899 als Sohn eines Arztes in Illinois (USA), ging 1921 als Journalist nach Europa und in den Nahen Osten. 1954 erhielt er für sein schriftstellerisches Werk den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Danach verbrachte er fünf Jahre in Paris. 1961 schied er nach schwerer Krankheit freiwillig aus dem Leben.