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Synopsis: 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. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Review: The Sun Also Rises first appeared in 1926, and yet it's as fresh and clean and fine as it ever was, maybe finer. Hemingway's famously plain declarative sentences linger in the mind like poetry: "Brett was damned good-looking. She wore a slipover jersey sweater and a tweed skirt, and her hair was brushed back like a boy's. She started all that." His cast of thirtysomething dissolute expatriates--Brett and her drunken fiancé, Mike Campbell, the unhappy Princeton Jewish boxer Robert Cohn, the sardonic novelist Bill Gorton--are as familiar as the "cool crowd" we all once knew. No wonder this quintessential lost-generation novel has inspired several generations of imitators, in style as well as lifestyle.
Jake Barnes, Hemingway's narrator with a mysterious war wound that has left him sexually incapable, is the heart and soul of the book. Brett, the beautiful, doomed English woman he adores, provides the glamour of natural chic and sexual unattainability. Alcohol and post-World War I anomie fuel the plot: weary of drinking and dancing in Paris cafés, the expatriate gang decamps for the Spanish town of Pamplona for the "wonderful nightmare" of a week-long fiesta. Brett, with fiancé and ex-lover Cohn in tow, breaks hearts all around until she falls, briefly, for the handsome teenage bullfighter Pedro Romero. "My God! he's a lovely boy," she tells Jake. "And how I would love to see him get into those clothes. He must use a shoe-horn." Whereupon the party disbands.
But what's most shocking about the book is its lean, adjective-free style. The Sun Also Rises is Hemingway's masterpiece--one of them, anyway--and no matter how many times you've read it or how you feel about the manners and morals of the characters, you won't be able to resist its spell. This is a classic that really does live up to its reputation. --David Laskin
Title: The Sun Also Rises (A Scribner classic)
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
Publication Date: 1926
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Scribner Classic Ed.
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1926. Condition: Good. Scribner Classic Ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP85791947
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1926. Condition: Fair. Scribner Classic Ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP8073107
Book Description Scribner. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2865663837
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. This item is listed as acceptable. All pages are intact and all text is readable, but binding may be loose and pages may have creases and shelf wear. May be missing dust jacket and/or supplementary material, and may contain writing and/or heavy highlighting. Seller Inventory # 34FCGS003651_ns
Book Description Scribner. Paperback. Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G0020518706I3N00
Book Description Scribner. Paperback. Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Seller Inventory # G0020518706I3N00
Book Description Scribner. Paperback. Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Seller Inventory # G0020518706I3N00
Book Description Scribner. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Seller Inventory # G0020518706I4N00
Book Description Scribner. Paperback. Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Seller Inventory # G0020518706I3N00
Book Description Scribner. Condition: Good. . Seller Inventory # M02P-00068