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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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Jun 16, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1001, hemmingway

Favorite quote: The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

Protagonist (Henry) is an ambulance driver in WWI and falls in love with a nurse (Catherine) in Italy. He is returned to the war and captured. He escapes and he and Catherine flee to Switzerland. Catherine has a child who is born stillborn and she dies of a hemorrhage. Henry goes back to the hotel in the rain, heartbroken.

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