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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #51097: 'A Farewell to Arms ' by E. Hemingway
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    'A farewell to arms' by Ernest Hemingway


     

    Today I'm going to introduce one of the best novels that I loved so much: 'A Farewell to Arms'; it is a love story, written by Ernest Hemingway, between Frederic Henry, an American who  served in the Italian army during the First World War as an ambulance driver, and the beautiful British nurse Catherine Barkely. I have read this novel several times, and I made a short summary.Anyway I'm inviting you to discover this tragedy, but this text contains 10 mistakes; try to find them. Enjoy it and good luck.






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    A Farewell to Arms is the story of an American who joined the Italian army during the First World War. Henry was serve as a volunteer ambulance driver on the Italian front when he met the beautiful British nurse with whom he fell in love. As time passed they became closer to each other, and they met many times in a small gardden in front of the hospital. A short time later Henry was seriously injured when he was on the Italian front, and Catherine became preganant. Later, they started looking for a peaceful life far from this mad war; they ran away from Italy to switzerland. Finally they stayed in a hotel in a small village where they spent wonderful moments together; they visited many places, walked together in the snow and rain, and also, as time went by, they made friends there. Sudenly Catherine felt sick; it was time to give birth to her baby, so Henry took her to the hospital, where he stayed with her most of the time. Catherine faced some difficulties and troubbles; she was not able to have an ordinary deliverry. The doctor advised an urgent operation in order to save the mother and her baby. After a cisarean, a long and painful process, the baby was stillborn. The death of the baby neither shocked Henry nor botheres him, he was thinking of Catherine who was going through difficult moments alone in the face of death; she was suffering one hemorrhage after another. After a short strugle with pain, she finally faced death and left this world in silence without saying goodbye to her lover. Henry was there in that room, he was looking at her while she was lying on the bed in a small room; her lovely face looked so wonderful but without a smile on it. He wanted to say goodbye or to kiss her, but he felt as if he was trying to talk to a statue. After a while he turned the lights off, closed the door and left the room and went out to the hotel alone in the rain.

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