The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises Cover

The Sun Also Rises

By Ernest Hemingway

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743297332, 251pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2006

Description
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.


Praise For The Sun Also Rises

"Some of the finest and most restrained writing that this generation has produced."

-- New York World




"An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative...It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose...magnificent."

-- The New York Times



NPR
Thursday, Jul 5, 2012

Reading The Sun Also Rises as a 12-year-old, author Ben Mezrich realized he wanted to be just like the main character � an alcoholic. Not that he knew what that meant. The book also helped him find his true calling. Have you wanted to be like a character in a book? Tell us about it in the comments. More at NPR.org

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