Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.
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 to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
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by Ernest Hemingway
by Ernest Hill
by Ernest Holmes
by Richard Powers
by Ernest J. Gaines
by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
"Hemingway's celebrated novel of American expatriates adrift in Europe after WWI is narrated by acclaimed actor William Hurt. Like Hemingway's stylistic choices, Hurt's reading takes a bit of getting used to. But as the novel progresses, the actor's slow cadence and emotionally understated renderings of character and dialogue emerge as the right approach for the material. Hemingway is at his best in the careful, deliberate accretion of precise physical and emotional detail--he brings scenes to life as a painter brings light and color alive on a canvas. Hurt's reading mirrors Hemingway's quiet craftsmanship and ultimately strikes the listener as not just a passable interpretation, but an inevitable one. M.G. 2007 Audies Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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