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CliffsNotes on Farewell to Arms explores a potent and memorable love story set against the historical and geographical background of World War I.
Following the growth of a rakish, indifferent soldier into a mature man capable of real love for the worldly-wise nurse who falls for him, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the intense and descriptive novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include
- Personal background on author Ernest Hemingway, including honors and awards
- Introduction to and synopsis of the books
- Character analyses of primary figures Frederick Henry and Catherine Barkley
- Critical essays on weather symbolism and Hemingway’s influence
- Review section that features fill-in-the-blank questions, quoted passages, and suggested essay topics and practice projects
- Resource Center with books, articles, video and audio recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge
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About the Author
ADAM SEXTON is author of Master Class in Fiction Writing and editor of the anthologies Love Stories, Rap on Rap, and Desperately Seeking Madonna. He has written on art and entertainment for The New York Times and The Village Voice, and he has taught fiction writing and literature at New York University and Parsons School of Design. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
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Life and Background of the Author.
Introduction to the Novel.
CliffsNotes Resource Center.