The Sun Also Rises
By Ernest Hemingway
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743297332, 251pp.)
Publication Date: October 2006
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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.
Reading The Sun Also Rises as a 12-year-old, author Ben Mezrich realized he wanted to be just like the main character â?? 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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