Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms

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ENGLISH BOOK REVIEW A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway: He was born in 1899 in a Chicago suburb as the second of six children of a doctor In 1918 he volunteered to work as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded, but twice decorated for it. He returned to America, where he got married. In 1922 he reported on the Greco-Turkish war, however two years later he resigned from journalism to devote himself to fiction. His first published works: Three Stories and Ten Poems , In our Time and the satirical novel The Torrents of Spring , which helped him to the road of success. His international reputation was secured by his next three books: Fiesta , Men without women and A Farewell to Arms . Another bestseller was: For whom the bell tolls . In 1954 Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature following the publication of The old Man and the Sea . Ernest Miller Hemingway died in 1961 Plot: In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway digests his own experiences of the First World War; therefore the main character of this book - Mr. Frederic Henry resembles himself. Henry is an American officer, who volunteered to work as an ambulance driver on the Italian front in the First World War. He is stationed in Gorizia, a town in the south-east of Udine, near to those places where Austrian and Italian troops are fighting. In the middle of the whole chaos of war Henry meets the English nurse Catherine Barkley. At their very first meeting ...

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