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Fine Copy of Hemingway's Classic War Novel

A Farewell to Arms.

New York: Scribners, 1929.

Price: $10,000.00


About the item

First edition, first issue with publisher's seal on copyright page, no disclaimer, Katharine Barclay on the inside flap and reviews for The Sun Also Rises and Men Without Women on the back. Fine Copy of Hemingway's Classic War Novel. Black cloth with printed spine and cover labels. Fine with unclipped dust jacket with slight wear along top edges and edges of flaps. Hanneman 8A; Connolly 60.

Item #367863

"His first full-length novel and probably his best ... Its success was so enormous that it may be said to have ended Hemingway's influence as a writer. After it one could no more imitate that musical crystal-clear style; blown like glass from the white-heat of violence" (Connolly)

Set in the Italian campaign during World War One, and based in part on his own experiences, Hemingway's novel is a love story between American soldier, Frederic Henry, and the nurse Catherine Barkley.

It was first serialised in Scribner's Magazine in 1929 and reviewed enthusiastically in the Times and by Gore Vidal. Censors took a dimmer view of some of the language employed, replacing certain words with dashes throughout the text.