Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises

(1564 words)

The Sun Also Rises (1926) was Ernest Hemingway's first full-length novel. Coming after his first American collection of stories, In Our Time (1925), and his short novel parodying Sherwood Anderson, The Torrents of Spring (1926), The Sun Also Rises established Hemingway's reputation not only as a major novelist of the Modernist movement but as a spokesman for the Lost Generation. The latter was a title that the author did not necessarily welcome.

The Sun Also Rises is a story narrated by foreign correspondent Jake Barnes concerning his relationship with Lady Brett Ashley. Because of a war wound suffered in World War I Jake is unable to consummate a physical relationship with Brett, who fell in …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Fleming, Robert E.. "The Sun Also Rises". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 July 2001
[, accessed 07 July 2015.]