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The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises

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The Sun Also Rises

by Hemingway, Ernest

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition, second state. Near Fine. Second state, with "stopped" on page 181 corrected. Original black publisher's cloth, retaining the delicate gold paper labels to spine and front board. A Near Fine copy with spine label on the spine a bit dulled and a previous owner's gift inscription on the front end paper, otherwise a clean, attractive copy.

Hemingway's classic novel -- a Roman a clef about a group of American and British expats in Spain, centered around the characters of Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Based on Hemingway's own experiences in Spain in the 1920s, visiting there with his wife and friends and watching bullfighting, it is without question one of the great American novels. Perhaps the most important to depict The Lost Generation, the novel was an immense success - college students began to emulate the dress and manner of the characters and Hemingway was made a household name. Interestingly enough, the first printing of the novel was only around 5000 copies, but this, and a second printing of a few thousand copies, quickly sold out. "Hemingway writes as if he had never read anybody's writing, as if he had fashioned the art of writing himself" (Contemporary review in The Atlantic). Near Fine.

Synopsis

Based on real events and acquaintances of Hemingway, Sun Also Rises is about American and English expats in Pamplona.

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Reviews

On Feb 25 2011, Pichardofa said:
This was the one book I never read from EH. I have to say it is an outstanding achievement of the human experience. What a book! Finishing it gives you a feeling of what's real, eternal and why our lives are full of contradictions.
On Aug 12 2010, Catherinej said:
This book is a classic for any shelf. I recommend starting out with this story if you're not familiar with Hemingway's work.

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Bookseller
Whitmore Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
5781
Title
The Sun Also Rises
Author
Hemingway, Ernest
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First edition, second state
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1926
Keywords
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.

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