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The sun also rises Free PDF novel (1930) by Ernest Hemingway

The sun also rises Free PDF novel (1930) by Ernest Hemingway

The sun also rises Free PDF novel (1930)

Widely acknowledged to be one of Hemingway's masterpieces, The Sun Also Rises is at once an indictment and an ode to the Lost Generation of writers and artists who came of age in the years just after World War I. It's also a beautiful love letter to European travel and cafe li

Review by Amanda

This may be my favorite book of all time. At any rate, it's definitely on the top ten list and by far my favorite Hemingway (and I do love some Hemingway). The first time I read this, I loved Lady Brett Ashley. Is she a bitch? Sure, but I don't think she ever intentionally sets out to hurt anyone. And it might be argued that she has reason to be one: her first true love dies in the war from dysentery (not exactly the noblest of deaths) and she's physically threatened by Lord Ashley, forced to sleep on the floor beside him and his loaded gun (and let's clarify that, no, that's not a euphemism, just in case you're a perv).

 Then we have the one man who might make her happy, Jake Barnes. Poor, poor Jake, who doesn't have a gun, let alone a loaded one (yup, that's a euphemism--snicker away). I think Brett is one of the most tragic figures in American literature. Disillusioned by the war and how it irrevocably changed her life, she tries to fill the void with alcohol and sex--and destroys herself in the process.


Author: Ernest Hemingway
 Publication Date:1930

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