Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms: A Reference Guide
Reader’s companion to the novel’s genesis, composition, publication, and critical reception. Wagner-Martin situates the novel within its historical and cultural contexts, distinguishes the fictional account from Hemingway’s actual World War I experiences, and discusses the novel’s major themes and narrative prose style. Concludes with a bibliographical survey of the novel’s criticism from a variety of perspectives and theoretical lenses (e.g. gender theories, medical humanities).