Jul 10, 2012
By Scott Walker
Fans of Ernest Hemingway are going to get a chance to see how a great writer works.
The Nobel Prize winning author once said he re-wrote the ending to “A Farewell to Arms” 39 times to get the words just right.
It turns out he underestimated. A new edition of the classic novel is being released today. It will include the 47 different endings Hemingway wrote for the novel.
The new edition will also include early drafts of other passages of the novel, giving Hemingway fans an insight into the author’s writing process.
“A Farewell to Arms” is a semi-autobiographical love story set during the Italian campaign of the First World War. Hemingway was a volunteer ambulance driver in the Italian Army before becoming a journalist and author.