A young American volunteers for the Italian ambulance service in the First World War. Working near the front, he meets and falls in love with a British nurse. Disillusioned by the war, he makes the decision to desert, taking his new love to Switzerland.
Rediscover Ernest’s Hemingway’s powerful autobiographical story of war told in his inimitable style.
In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway’s unforgettable war novel.
Recreating the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteer, and the men and women he meets in Italy, this is a story of war told with simplicity and immediacy. It is also a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.
‘In these troubled times Hemingway’s clarity, spirituality and sense of hard reality in the midst of confusion is very helpful’ Sunday Telegraph