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A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Hemingway's classic novel of the First World War The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto -- of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized -- is one of the greatest moments in literary history. A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was 30 years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer in the twentieth century, and for his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Hemingway wrote in short, declarative sentences and was known for his tough, terse prose. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Ernest Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that lead to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction, who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in fiction in his brilliant novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, and he subsequently covered World War II. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He died in 1961.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Slattery

Length:

8h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

03:30


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

08:06


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:29


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

09:53


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:10


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

15:16


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

05:57


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

28:51


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

08:57


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

09:15


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

08:23


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

12:25


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

06:43


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

10:30


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

07:36


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

05:55


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

08:18


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

16:36


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

09:00


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

13:45


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

05:50


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:08


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

06:28


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

22:50


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

05:02


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

22:32


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

15:17


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

09:42


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

31:02


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

08:45


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

04:31


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

08:59


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

15:56


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

16:48


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

08:31


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

25:25


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

19:33


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

04:50


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

08:48


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

35:45


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

01:20