A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway's 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms is narrated by
Henry, a young American ambulance driver for the Italian military during
World War I. Henry suffers injuries much like Hemingway's, falls in love
with a nurse, and eventually deserts the Italian army. Though Hemingway
gives much attention to the love story, the novel also depicts wartime
horrors, obstacles, and discouragement. Henry's wife and son die in
childbirth, and this tragedy and the shock of war leave him broken and
disillusioned. Some critics consider A Farewell to
Arms to be Hemingway's protest against all wars and armed conflicts
result in large numbers of casualties.
Illustration for the cover of Vanity Fair
Gordon Conway illustration for the cover of Vanity Fair (1918). Women of all ages from across the country joined the war effort by volunteering for the Red Cross. Some went overseas as nurses or medical volunteers while other stayed at home and...
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