Considered as the best American novel of the Great War A Farewell to Arms is the story of an American ambulance driver serving in the Italian army who falls for an English nurse amid the horrors of war. Their love will endure but the war will change their lives forever. A fitting mosaic of all acts of war and love A Farewell to Arms was the first great novel by great Hemingway. We see early glimpses of his characteristic prose in it which later developed into an unparalleled art and led to his winning of the bel Prize in Literature in 1954. A Farewell to Arms is one of the most popular novel of the modern age and has been adapted for the theatre and film on many occasions.