- Publisher: Everyman's Library (2022-03-22)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 280 pages
- ISBN-13: 9780593321287
- Item Weight: 413.91 grams
- Dimensions: 8.34 x 5.23 x 0.83 cm
A Contemporary Classics hardcover edition of Nobel Prize-winner Ernest Hemingway’s landmark first novel—both a tragic love story and a searing group portrait of hapless American expatriates drinking, dancing, and chasing their illusions in post–World War I Europe.
The Sun Also Rises tracks the Lost Generation of the 1920s from the nightclubs of Paris to the bullfighting arenas of Spain. The man at its center, world-weary journalist Jake Barnes, is burdened both by a wound acquired in the war and by his utterly hopeless love for the extravagantly decadent Lady Brett Ashley. When Jake, Brett, and their friends leave Paris behind and converge in Pamplona for the annual festival of the running of the bulls, tensions among the various rivals for Brett’s wayward affections build to a devastating climax.
Ernest Hemingway, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, has exerted a lasting influence on fiction in English. His signature prose style, tersely powerful and concealing more than it reveals, arguably reached its apex in this modernist masterpiece.
“His lean, terse style is one of the monumental achievements of twentieth-century prose . . . Hemingway modeled a way to build sentences and paragraphs that vibrated with emotion . . . In The Sun Also Rises he achieved an imaginative insight into his own illusions and disillusions that goes beyond the surfaces of the Jazz Age to the welter of feelings wrapped up in being lost.” —from the Introduction by Nicholas Gaskill
Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free cream-colored paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, European-style half-round spines, and a full-color illustrated jacket.
About the Author
ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899–1961) was born in Illinois and began his career as a reporter before enlisting as an ambulance driver at the Italian front in World War I. Hemingway and his first (of four) wives lived in Paris in the 1920s, as part of the "Lost Generation" expatriate community, before moving to Key West, Florida, and later to Cuba. Known first for short stories, he sealed his literary reputation with his novels, including The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea.
ABOUT THE INTRODUCER: Nicholas Gaskill is an associate professor of American literature at Oxford University.