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The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style.

A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

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Hemingway's first bestselling novel, set in the cafes of Paris and bullrings of Spain, is a brilliant depiction of the Lost Generation that established him as one of the great prose stylists of all time. This hardcover reprint is a Scribner Classic, commemorating 150 years of publishing excellence.

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Published in 1926 to explosive acclaim, The Sun Also Rises stands as perhaps the most impressive first novel ever written by an American writer. A roman à clef about a group of American and English expatriates on an excursion from Paris's Left Bank to Pamplona for the July fiesta and its climactic bull fight, a journey from the center of a civilization spiritually bankrupted by the First World War to a vital, God-haunted world in which faith and honor have yet to lose their currency, the novel captured for the generation that would come to be called "Lost" the spirit of its age, and marked Ernest Hemingway as the preeminent writer of his time.

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Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that led to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in the novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, and he also covered World War II. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

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Lucy Little, September 7, 2007 (view all comments by Lucy Little)
In spite of mixed reviews by present-day readers, this is my favorite Hemingway novel. He so captures the spirit of the time or the lost generation. This story is fine with a limited plot if you can let yourself feel the settings being described and emotions (and lack of) of characters. I concur with the classic hold this has in literature.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684830513
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Expatriation
Subject:
Expatriation -- Fiction.
Subject:
Ashley, Brett (Fictitious character)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Americans -- France.
Subject:
Americans -- Spain.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
The select, bullfighting, Spain, WWI, journalist, Lady Brett Ashley, Jala Barnes, battle fatigue, lost generation, Spanish civil war, classic American novel, unrequited love, impotence, drinking, Europe, expat
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Classic Edition
Series:
Scribner Classics
Series Volume:
[71-102]
Publication Date:
January 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 16.03 oz

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Product details 224 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684830513 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hemingway's first bestselling novel, set in the cafes of Paris and bullrings of Spain, is a brilliant depiction of the Lost Generation that established him as one of the great prose stylists of all time. This hardcover reprint is a Scribner Classic, commemorating 150 years of publishing excellence.
"Synopsis" by , Published in 1926 to explosive acclaim, The Sun Also Rises stands as perhaps the most impressive first novel ever written by an American writer. A roman à clef about a group of American and English expatriates on an excursion from Paris's Left Bank to Pamplona for the July fiesta and its climactic bull fight, a journey from the center of a civilization spiritually bankrupted by the First World War to a vital, God-haunted world in which faith and honor have yet to lose their currency, the novel captured for the generation that would come to be called "Lost" the spirit of its age, and marked Ernest Hemingway as the preeminent writer of his time.
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