Reaction to A Farewell to Arms

A Farwell to Arms
A Farwell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms was written by Ernest Hemingway and set during the Italian campaign of World War I and published in 1929. Pageturners had a mixed response to the book from well written to “annoying conversations”, “surprised I kept reading it”, “what happens happens – there is no forwards or backwards”, “he uses pared down language, very concise”, “why as an American did he volunteer?”, “some dramatic moments”, “futility of war”, “Catherine was treated so poorly”, “it was a tragic story”.

One thought on “Reaction to A Farewell to Arms

  1. Beverley April 15, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    I agree with the comments above about A Farewell to Arms. However, when I researched the meaning of “prose” which is what the book is classified as, it said: 1. the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.
    2. matter-of-fact, commonplace, or dull expression, quality, discourse, etc.
    …which kind of summed it up.


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