Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’ to be Released with Alternate Endings
A new edition of A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway will be published with alternate endings and early drafts of several other notable passages. First eluding to his varied ending in an interview with The Paris Review, Hemingway admitted to rewriting the final words 39 times before he was satisfied. The alternate endings are labeled and gathered in an appendix in the new edition – ranging from short sentences to paragraphs – in a 330-page book whose cover bears the novel’s original artwork. From grappling with life or death decisions to suggestions from his friend F. Scott Fitzgerald, the re-release from Scribner gives a small glimpse into the thought process of one of the very best literary minds ever.
Source: The New York Times