– Short Bio:
• An outdoorsman
– WWI- Volunteered in Ambulance Unit for Italian Army
– WWII- Stationed aboard Pilar
– Hadley Richardson (1921)
– Pauline Pfeiffer (1927)
– Martha Gellhorn (1940)
– Mary Welsh (1946)
“A Farewell To Arms”
“Booked named on 100 best English-
language novels of the 20th century by
the editorial board of the American
Frederick Henry and Catherine Barkley
Tone: Tragedy (Catherine dies during
childbirth, Their baby dies, Catherine’s
first husband dies, and war abounds)
Style: The characters are based upon
real life; “Ernest Hemingway's affair
with Agnes von Kurowsky became the
inspiration for quot;A Farewell to Armsquot;
(1929).”(Lombardi, see Bibliography)
“The Old Man and the
No. 1 in The Irish Independent's list of
20 Lifetime Reads
The Old Man (Santiago)
• Hemingway Tones:
The Hemingway Code: “Numerous
influences from various people and
events from his personal life”
-”Does not give way to lengthy
geographical and psychological
-”Avoids direct statements and
descriptions of emotion.” (Cooper)
Simple sentences and few adverbs or
Hemingway tries to put the reader in
-Use short sentences.
Use short first paragraphs.
Use vigorous English.
Be positive, not negative.
• The best way to understand his works are to keep
• Don’t overlook what he is writing about.
• Many of Hemingway’s works were based upon
his real life experiences or people that he knew.
This helps you the reader feel closer to the story
because it is something you can relate to.
• Hemingway writes so that you may enjoy and so
that you may visualize being part of the story.
“A Farewell to Arms”
Watch the movie based on the novel
based on Ernest Hemingway
• Please see the link to eztakes.com
1. From Nobel Lectures, Literature 1901-1967, Editor Horst Frenz, Elsevier Publishing
Company, Amsterdam, 1969
2. From biographybase. 4 May 2009 http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Hemingway_Ernest.html.
3. From nobelprize.8 May 2009 http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1954/hemingway.jpg
4. Esther Lombardi. About.com. 8 May 2009
5. Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. accessed 8 May 2009
6. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954quot;. The Nobel Foundation.
http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1954/. Retrieved on January 31 2005.
7. Cooper, Michael quot;The Writing Style of Hemingway.quot; The Writing Style of Hemingway. 12 Sep. 2005.
EzineArticles.com. 9 May 2009 <http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Writing-Style-of-Hemingway&id=70613>.