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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (159,184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: William Hurt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The quintessential narrative of the lost generation

The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post–World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow 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, The Sun Also Rises helped establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative…It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose…magnificent.” 

    New York Times 

  • “Some of the finest and most restrained writing that this generation has produced.” 

    New York World 

  • The Sun Also Rises is Hemingway’s masterpiece—one of them, anyway—and no matter how many times you’ve read it or how you feel about the manners and morals of the characters, you won’t be able to resist its spell.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky Pliego | 2/17/2014

    " Good book. But I definitely enjoyed more The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, a book in which she tells the story of Hemingway and his first wife Hadley Richardson (as well as many of the incidents that are somehow told in The Sun Also Rises). It is interesting to note that while Hemingway's first marriage was falling apart, he wrote The Sun Also Rises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Richard | 2/17/2014

    " Having finished the book and read several critiques, I get the impression that Ernest Hemingway wrote a Roman a Clef about him and his friends and lots of literary theorists applied their own views and concerns to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Crowe | 2/16/2014

    " If only I could sit down with HIM for one hour...he is who I would invite to dinner. This exchange reminds me of his short story "A Clean Well Lighted Place"... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fania | 2/14/2014

    " They are young, lost, rotten, privileged - even the Jew. Yet somehow it works. A farewell to charms, to the irrepetitive moment. "

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