"A Farewell to Arms"

In 'A Farewell to Arms' Hemingway fuses fiction with his own real-life experiences from WW1 during the Italian campaigns.

Published in 1929, the book centres on Lieutenant Federic Henry, who serves in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army.

The story juxtaposes the young American's heart-rending romance with a British nurse with the devastation of the Great War to great effect and although the subject matter was serious and sombre in that respect, it paid dividends for Hemingway's literary career.

The book has since been named one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.