A Farewell To Arms
Tenente Henry and Catherine (Cat) Barkley
Hemingway's first real novel with his classically short, contrite, and stirring prose; a generation learned to write like this from him.
In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains. In the bed of the river there were pebbles and boulders, dry and white in the sun, and the water was clear and swiftly moving and blue in the channels.
After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain.
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