First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises stands is one of Erngest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. The novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows them from Paris to Spain with a motley group of expatriates--P.  of cover.
THE SUN ALSO RISES was Hemingway's breakthrough novel. And what a breakthough it was. Before it, he'd had modest success with his short stories (a literary form of which he was a master, to be sure), but it was this novel that made his reputation stateside (he was an expatriate in Paris, just like the characters in this novel, at the time he wrote and published it). The book reads like a prolonged short story which is, in fact, its great strength. It is a slice of life, of very particular lives … more