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A Farewell to Arms Lesson Plan

About the Author

Ernest Hemingway is one of the great American authors of the 20th century. His oeuvre, including seven novels and six short story collections, offered an understated and economical style that would prove to be influential for a generation of writers. Hemingway's famous works include The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, and A Moveable Feast.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1899, the young Ernest excelled as a student: he participated in a number of sports, including boxing, water polo, and football; he did particularly well in English classes; he played in the orchestra with his sister Marcelline; and he edited the yearbook. After graduating from high school in 1917, he worked for...

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