The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his 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 helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
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Pale ire, envy, and despair
I last read Hemingway over30 years ago. My opinion of him had been strongly influenced by the academic snobbery of college. One has to overlook his prejudices. The powerful situational characterizations and atmospheric detailing while keeping the language deceptively simplistic are both awesome and unique (and done with far shorter sentences).
Lots of suspiciously OCR typos
One of the few assigned reading titles I enjoyed in high school, I bought this to reread it.
This edition seems a little bogus, I have to say. A fair number of typos, and a lot of them of the sort where an exclamation point might pop up in place of an 'I' or something. Seemed the sort of thing you pick up from a very raw OCR scan.