The Sun Also Rises

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Simon and Schuster, 1926 - Fiction - 251 pages
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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. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
  

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A straightforward style of writing and storytelling. - Goodreads
Novel prose can't fully redeem a dull story. - Goodreads
Book is very easy to read. - Goodreads
It is boring, lacking plot, and extremely drawn out. - Goodreads
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I can honestly say this book was so painful to read. First Hemingway book I have read and I was extremely disappointed. Characters and plot were just so bleh. Read full review

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User Review  - Cindy Bellomy - Goodreads

Everyone in this book is awful - whiny, entitled, etc. I do like having at least one person to root/hope for. In general, I am not a Hemingway fan. I hate his style of writing with all the short, choppy sentences. Drives me mad. Read full review

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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.

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