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Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms Getting 47 Alternate Endings in 10th Anniversary Edition

July 9, 2012  |  2:30pm
Hemingway's <i>A Farewell To Arms</i> Getting 47 Alternate Endings in 10th Anniversary Edition

Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms famously had 39 endings written before the author settled on the one that made the published book. For the novel’s 10th anniversary Scriber edition, an additional eight endings that Hemingway didn’t mention will be included for a total of 47 alternate endings. All the endings were discovered by Hemingway’s grandson.

The alternate endings range in length from a sentence or two to multiple paragraphs. The new edition will also feature the novel’s original cover art.

All the endings have been available for viewing since 1979 at Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, but this will be the first time they will all exist as a widely available, bound-together package with the novel.

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