The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition

The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition

by Ernest Hemingway

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Overview

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

This new edition of The Sun Also Rises celebrates the art and craft of Hemingway’s quintessential story of the Lost Generation—presented by the Hemingway family with illuminating supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library.

The Sun Also Rises is a classic example of Hemingway’s spare but powerful writing style. 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. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises is “an absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heartbreaking narrative…a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard, athletic prose” (The New York Times).

This new Hemingway Library Edition celebrates Hemingway’s classic novel with a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, the author’s sole surviving son, and a new introduction by Sean Hemingway, grandson of the author. Hemingway considered the extensive rewriting that he did to shape his first novel the most difficult job of his life. Early drafts, deleted passages, and possible titles included in this new edition elucidate how the author achieved his first great literary masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476739960
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Series: Hemingway Library Edition
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 31,792
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1899

Date of Death:

July 2, 1961

Place of Birth:

Oak Park, Illinois

Place of Death:

Ketchum, Idaho

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The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
Book-touched More than 1 year ago
Loaded with symbolism, this book is for readers who like to read between the lines and ferret out the possibilities of meaning. It transports you to the joys of fishing, the camaraderie of friends and teaches you about the history and culture of bullfighting. One of the major themes is how war (WWI) changes the generation who survives it both physically and emotionally while it unearths truths as relevant today as they were then. From time to time I select a classic when I want to ensure a satisfying read. However, it never ceases to amaze and disappoint me that authors so gifted with words cannot use that gift to describe or refer to people of African descent with anything but the most degrading and hateful terms. That is the one drawback for me in this book and all too many classics. I will read other books by Hemingway. Because of these reasons this book has and will be great fodder for book club discussions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring. I thought that the writing was immature. Then, read the reviews and found that the book is about bull fighting. I certainly do not want to read about that cruelty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spain seems fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I've read it four times, it's not a favorite. I go back to it because it's short and simple. It's not really a novel but a travel log. Like a series of postcards. It's about an impotent U.S. expatriate who works as a paper editor in Paris but vacations in Spain. He is in love with a wealthy woman, who also loves him., except there's that medical condition. She gets her pleasures elsewhere with the other male characters, including a young bullfighter half her age ( Lady Ashley -first cougar in literature), and an accomplice no one likes because he's a Jew. The Anti-Semitism is ugly and recurring . I was surprised the character's name was Cohn instead of Shylock. I felt sympathetic for him because of the slurs but really he's no more admirable than the orhers. Hemingway was a master of evasion, and our star crossed lovers talk about a lot except what they want. His stories also use this technique. It's better to read those instead.
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Very interesting reading. Took only a couple of painless weeks to read:.)
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Wakks up to her
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Parents dies when i was 2, my grandma who was taking care of me died when i was 7 and thwn i was on my own at a shelter. I live in an apartment now with my cousin. Your the only important person in my life. I like hockey and basketball. I dont like hunting srry. But i do love movies. zam. Okay. I kiss her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next res Cx
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A somewhat boring novel but as my headline states very realistic. There is great meaning behind the story, which is not fully revealed until the very end. Was expecting more but still enjoyed the read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like to travel, drink coffee, and/or spain, you'll love this book. I won't go in to details of the plot or analyze Hemingway's style, that's already been done. Just trust me and read it for yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nods and leaves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks man
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She padded back to Sexclan, annoyed.
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I had to read this book for an english course. I was excited at furst becsevi loved grapes of wrath in hughschool, but i didnt enjoy this book at all. I couldnt even finish it; i sparknoted the end. (I know, evil). This book had no point and didnt touch a single emotion in me. I felt sympathy for none of the characters. I get that the book is about the lost generation and the aimlesness of the characters lifes, but i would never read this by choice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun and gripping look into the lives of expats who live for now yet are never satsfied with the future, or even at times what they had just lived for. Enjoy the 20s jargon and place yourself in the shoes of those who had lived for war and now are lucky enough to live for life.