Capturing the essence of the Jazz Age, The Sun Also Rises is the defining novel of the 1920s and Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece.
Jake Barnes is a young American veteran recovering from the Great War and working as a journalist in Paris. He soon falls in love with Lady Brett Ashley, a divorcée representing the sexual freedom of the Roaring 20s. But Jake is destined for a broken heart as his relationship with the promiscuous Brett develops.
Based on Ernest Hemingway’s life in Paris and his 1925 trip to Spain to watch the bullfighting, The Sun Also Rises encapsulates the cafe society of the Lost Generation writers. In the company of pioneering modernist authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway rejected the idea that his generation was ‘lost’ and this volume proposes that they were resilient, strong, and equipped with artistic and sexual freedom.
First published in 1926, Hemingway’s debut novel is often considered his greatest masterpiece, and this volume is not to be missed by collectors of his work or fans of Jazz Age literature.