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The Sun Also Rises - cover

The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Open Road Media

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A World War I veteran journeys from Paris to Pamplona during an era of decadence and despair in this “gripping” classic novel of the Lost Generation (The New York Times).   Physically and emotionally damaged by his service in the Great War, Jake Barnes lives in 1920s France, where he passes time in nightclubs and cafés, yearning for a fellow expatriate, the beautiful English divorcée Lady Brett Ashley. She is a lively and daring woman, desired by many other men. As the pair and their social companions travel to Spain, engage in affairs and fistfights, and wrestle with the aftereffects of a senseless worldwide catastrophe, Jake must struggle mightily to hold on to his soul.   From the Nobel Prize winner and icon of twentieth-century American literature, this novel is “the ideal companion for troubled times: equal parts Continental escape and serious grappling with the question of what it means to be, and feel, lost” (The Wall Street Journal).   “A truly gripping story . . . magnificent writing.” —The New York Times

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