"I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me": First Edition of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms; Finely Bound

  • A Farewell To Arms.

A Farewell To Arms.

Item Number: 64020

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.

First edition of this early Hemingway classic which established him among the American masters. Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation.

Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as 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. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep. Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right.