I am not going to say anything about the novel: no one needs to read an Amazon customer's review to find out that A Farewell to Arms is one of the really great 20th-century novels. My grouse is this: I paid the extra for the hardback Everyman edition, because all the books in this series that I had bought over the last one or two years (including e.g. Hemingway's Collected Stories) not only had a sturdy and attractive cloth-covered hard binding, but they also had a properly sewn block, so that the book opens flat without cracking and does not fall apart after a fair amount of use. However, inside that nice hard cover, this one has a merely glued spine, which cracks more easily than most paperbacks. Everyman have got rid of one of their main distinguishing features that gave them an edge over most other publishers. (The same is true of the Arden Shakespeare: now I go for second-hand copies at least a few years old in the hope of getting a sewn one rather than a glued one.) I shall probably avoid Everyman in future, whereas I had become quite a fan.