Length: 282 pages
Audiobook Length: 7 hours and 46 minutes
First Published: 1926
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.
Quotes from The Sun Also Rises
I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.
You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.
Everyone behaves badly–given the chance.
Movie Trailer for The Sun Also Rises (1957)
About Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He is best known for his books The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. His novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He died in 1961 at age 61.