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- DescriptionThis new edition celebrates the art and craft of the quintessential story of the Lost Generation. Presented by the Hemingway family with supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library, this edition provides readers with wonderful insight regarding Hemingway s first great literary masterpiece. <i>The Sun Also Rises</i> 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 vel 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, <i>The Sun Also Rises</i> is an absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heartbreaking narrative a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard, athletic prose (<i>The New York Times</i>). This new Hemingway Library Edition celebrates Hemingway s classic vel 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 vel 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.
- Author BiographyErnest Hemingway did more to change 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 Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that led to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. 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.
- Author(s)Ernest Hemingway
- PublisherScribner Book Company
- Date of Publication15/07/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintScribner Book Company
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight612 g
- Width155 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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