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A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemingway

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you...

Ernest Hemingway in Paris, 1928 (The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)


Baker, Carlos. Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1969.

Monteiro, George, Ed. Critical Essays on Ernest Hemingway’s "A Farewell to Arms." New York: G. K. Hall, 1994.

Reynolds, Michael S. The Young Hemingway. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986.

Reynolds, Michael S. Hemingway: The Paris Years. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989.

Reynolds, Michael S. Hemingway: The American Homecoming. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1992.

Reynolds, Michael S. Hemingway: The 1930s. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1997.

Reynolds, Michael S. Hemingway: The Final Years. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1999.

Sandison, David. Ernest Hemingway: An Illustrated Biography. Illinois: Chicago Review Press, 1999.

Voss, Frederick. Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time. New Haven,CT: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, in association with Yale University Press, 1999.


The Hemingway Resource Center
A website devoted to Hemingway, including a biography, bibliography, auction center for “Papa” paraphernalia, message boards, and an audio portion of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

The Hemingway Society
This is the website of the Hemingway Society, the alternate name for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, founded in 1965 by Hemingway’s widow, Mary. With the University of Idaho, the Society publishes The Hemingway Review, sponsors conferences on the author, awards research fellowships, and oversees the publication of Hemingway’s letters.

Nobel Prize
This website provides biographical information and other resources on Hemingway, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

PBS American Masters: Ernest Hemingway
In addition to this episode on Hemingway, this site includes a timeline, photos, and classroom resources.

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