The debut novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author that is both a tragic love story and a searing group portrait of hapless American expatriates drinking, dancing, and chasing their dreams in postwar Europe.
"An absorbingly beautiful and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative ... It is a truly gripping story." --The New York Times
Ernest Hemingway, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, exerted a lasting influence on fiction in English through his economical prose style that conceals more than it reveals. His first novel, published in 1926, is narrated by world-weary journalist Jake Barnes, who is burdened by a wound acquired in World War I and by his utterly hopeless love for the flamboyantly decadent Lady Brett Ashley. The Sun Also Rises tracks the Lost Generation of the 1920s from the nightclubs of Paris to the bullfighting arenas of Spain.
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"An absorbingly beautiful and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative ... It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose ... magnificent." -- The New York Times
"Some of the finest and most restrained writing that this generation has produced." -- New York World
"Hemingway's first, and best, novel.... A literary landmark that earns its reputation as a modern classic." -- The Guardian