CliffsNotes A Farewell to Arms

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Categories: Education
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc./CliffsNotes | Date published: 06/01/2003

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CliffNotes on A Farewell to Arms provides detailed historical perspective on Ernest Hemingway's thought-provoking classic of American Literature that presents the ugly truth about war alongside heartbreaking realities of love. Chapter-by-chapter plot summaries with thematic commentaries and insightful character analyses explore the growth of the antiheroic narrator, Lieutenant Henry, from a rakish, indifferent soldier into a mature man capable of real love for the worldly-wise Catherine Barkley. Find out how Hemingway's own experiences as a World War I ambulance driver on the Austro-Italian front and his romance with a Red Cross nurse formed the basis of this tale of desertion and reunion; then read critical essays that establish Hemingway's position as a major influence on twentieth-century literary fronts.

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