By Ernest Hemingway
The simplest American novel to emerge from international warfare I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable tale of an American ambulance driving 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 warfare, glows with an depth unmatched in glossy literature, whereas his description of the German assault on Caporetto -- of traces of fired males marching within the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized -- is likely one of the maximum moments in literary heritage. a narrative of affection and discomfort, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written whilst he was once 30 years previous, represents a brand new romanticism for Hemingway.
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I was after him, holding the cheese, its smooth surface covered with brick dust. Inside the dugout were the three drivers sitting against the wall, smoking. "Here, you patriots," I said. " Manera asked. " "You're damned right," I said. I took out my knife, opened it, wiped off the blade and pared off the dirty outside surface of the cheese. Gavuzzi handed me the basin of macaroni. " "No," I said. "Put it on the floor. " "What the hell," I said in English. I cut the cheese into pieces and laid them on the macaroni.
Manera and Gavuzzi each went off with a load of wounded. They could drive all right. The British had come with three ambulances and they had two men on each ambulance. One of their drivers came over to me, brought by Gordini who looked very white and sick. 45 of 273 Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms The Britisher leaned over. " he asked. He was a tall man and wore steel-rimmed spectacles. " "It's not serious I hope. " "Yes. " "What rotten luck. " "We'd take quite good care of them and return them to the villa.
You are really an Italian. All fire and smoke and nothing inside. You only pretend to be American. " "Be good while I'm gone," I said. "I will send Miss Barkley. You are better with her without me. " "I will send her. Your lovely cool goddess. English goddess. My God what would a man do with a woman like that except worship her? " "Wop. You are a frozen-faced . . " "You are ignorant. " I saw that word pricked him and kept on. "Uninformed. " "Truly? I tell you something about your good women. Your goddesses.
A Farewell to Arms (Scribner Classics) by Ernest Hemingway