Hemingwayâ€™s classic novel of post-war disillusionmentâ€”the emblematic novel of the Lost Generationâ€”now available for the first time from Penguin Classics, in a beautiful Graphic Deluxe Edition featuring flaps, deckled edges, and specially commissioned cover art by R. Kikuo Johnson and a new introduction by Amor Towles, the multimillion-copy bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway, A Gentleman in Moscow, and Rules of Civility
A Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition
It's the early 1920s in Paris, and Jake, a wounded World War I veteran working as a journalist, is hopelessly in love with charismatic British socialite Lady Brett Ashley. Brett, however, settles for no one: an independent, liberated divorcĂ©e, all she wants out of life is a good time. When Jake, Brett, and a crew of their fellow expatriate friends travel to Spain to watch the bullfights, both passions and tensions rise. Amid the flash and revelry of the fiesta, each of the men vies to make Brett his own, until Brettâ€™s flirtation with a confident young bullfighter ignites jealousies that set their group alight.
An indelible portrait of what Gertrude Stein called the Lost Generationâ€”the jaded, decadent youth who gave up trying to make sense of a senseless world in the disaffected postwar eraâ€”The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingwayâ€™s beloved first novel, is a masterpiece of modernist literature and one of the finest examples of the distinctly spare prose that would become his legacy to American letters.