A Farewell To Arms
By Ernest Hemingway
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A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway ranked # 74 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.
A Farewell to Arms is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Ernest Hemingway in 1929. Much of the novel was written at the home of Hemingway's in-laws in Piggott, Arkansas.
The novel, a love story, draws heavily on Hemingway's experiences as a young soldier in Italy. It tells the story of Lieutenant Frederic Henry, a young American ambulance driver serving in the Italian army during World War I. Henry falls in love with the British nurse Catherine Barkley.
A film adaptation of the same name was made in 1932, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film was remade with the same title in 1957, starring Jennifer Jones, Rock Hudson and Vittorio De Sica and was directed by Charles Vidor and John Huston. De Sica was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in this version.
The 1996 movie In Love and War, directed by Richard Attenborough, is a more biographical work, based on the same background as A Farewell to Arms.
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