They go out carousing, but are interrupted by a bombing raid.
They go out carousing, but are interrupted by a bombing raid. The somewhat drunk Frederic makes a poor first impression. Rinaldi persuades Frederic to go on a double romantic date with him and two nurses, Catherine and her friend Helen Ferguson Mary Philips.
However, Rinaldi becomes annoyed when Frederic prefers Catherine, the woman the major had chosen for himself. Away by themselves, Frederic learns that she was engaged to a soldier who was killed in battle. In the darkness, he romantically seduces her, over her half-hearted resistance, and is surprised to discover she is a virgin.
Their romantic relationship forbidden by army regulation is discovered. When Frederick is wounded by artillery, he finds himself in the hospital where Catherine now works.
They continue their affair until he is sent back to the war. After a time, Frederic cannot stand being away from Catherine any longer.
He deserts his post and heads out in search of her. He rows across a lake to her. Meanwhile, Catherine is delighted when she is told she has finally received some mail, but faints when she is given all of her romantic love letters, marked "Return to Sender". She is taken to the hospital, where her child is delivered stillborn.
She herself is in grave danger.
Frederic arrives, and just as an armistice between Italy and Austria-Hungary is announced, Catherine tragically dies, with him at her side.The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.
The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Find out more about the life of Ernest Hemingway,author of classics like For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea, at urbanagricultureinitiative.com A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway that was first published in Find out more about the life of Ernest Hemingway,author of classics like For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea, at urbanagricultureinitiative.com In the summer of , American Publishing giants Scribner released a revised version of Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel, A Farewell to urbanagricultureinitiative.com new edition includes not only the original artwork, but also 47 alternative endings that give new insight to this First World War masterpiece.
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