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The Sun Also Rises. by  Ernest HEMINGWAY - Signed First Edition - 1926 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.com

The Sun Also Rises.

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1926. Octavo. Original black cloth, gold labels to spine and front board. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box. Title-page vignette by Cleonike Damianakes. Extremities slightly rubbed, front inner hinge cracked but firm, margins of text block gently toned, text block slightly strained in a couple of places. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, first issue. Presentation copy inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper: "To Cuyler Stevens with all best wishes, Ernest Hemingway" and with Stevens's bookplate on the front pastedown. Stevens was in the Princeton class of 1926, and a copy of Winner Take Nothing inscribed to Stevens was in the landmark Goodwin sale. "The Sun Also Rises did not rock the country, but it received a number of hat-in-the-air reviews and it soon became a handbook of conduct for the new generation... how much of the novel seems marvelously fresh as when it first appeared... It is all carved in stone, bigger and truer than life; and it is the work of a man who, having ended his busy term of apprenticeship, was already a master at twenty-six" (Malcolm Cowley, A Second Flowering, pp. 70-73). First issue with the misprints "stoppped" on p. 181, l. 26, "down-staris" on p. 169, line 34, and the third book being designated as "BOOK THREE" instead of "BOOK III" (p. [235])

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The Sun Also Rises is the first major novel by Ernest Hemingway. The semi-autobiographical story centers around a group of American and British expatriates who travel to Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the legendary bullfights. The setting was unique and memorable, presenting the seedy café life of Paris, and the Pamplona festival, with a middle section devoted to fishing in the Pyrenees.  On the surface, it is a love story, but the main theme is the notion that the decadent lost generation was irretrievably damaged by the war.

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On Feb 25 2011, pichardofa said:
  "This was the one book I never read from EH. I have to say it is an outstanding achievement of the human experience. What a book! Finishing it gives you a feeling of what's real, eternal and why our lives are full of contradictions. "
On Aug 12 2010, catherinej said:
  "This book is a classic for any shelf. I recommend starting out with this story if you're not familiar with Hemingway's work. "

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