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The Sun Also Rises is the first major novel by Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961). Published in 1926, the plot centers on a group of expatriate American citizens and British subjects in continental Europe during the 1920s. The book's title, selected by Hemingway (at the recommendation of his publisher) is taken from Ecclesiastes 1:5: "The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose." Hemingway's original title for the work was Fiesta, which was used in the British, German, Russian, Italian and Spanish editions of the novel.

The novel made Hemingway famous, inspired young ladies across America to wear short hair and sweater sets like Brett Ashley's—and to act like her too—and changed writing style in ways that could be seen by picking up any American magazine published within the next twenty years.[1]

Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.[2]

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review by . June 30, 2010
   Whenever I tell people that Ernest Hemingway is one of my favorite authors, I immediately receive a negative reaction. "He is an alcoholic, he is a masogonist, he is a bad person, etc." However, I've learned that usually alcoholics, mean spirited people, and those who have no real relationships, are the ones who have been hurt the most. For every mean thing someone says, or every bad thing someone does, they have been hurt twice as much. Ernest Hemingway was a complicated …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
When you read this book, only one word comes to mind - genius!
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Everybody should read some Hemingway.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
I was struck by the undercurrent of sadness
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
A decent read
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
I've read this book a few times and each time I find something new to appreciate. This book and A Moveable Feast are my favorite Hemingway novels.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
I have ever liked Hemingway. Ever.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Love Hemingway but this is not a favorite
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
Try not to tackle this book in one week or even in two weeks. There's too much going on here to merit anything less than a good old fashioned summer to get through this neat book. Thank goodness for that because it's too good not to hurry through!
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Another classic literature novel that I just didn't enjoy the way I should have.
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