The Sun Also Rises
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition, second state. Second state, with "stopped" on page 181 corrected. Original black publisher's cloth, retaining the delicate gold paper labels to spine and front board. A Near Fine copy with spine label on the spine a bit dulled and a previous owner's gift inscription on the front end paper, otherwise a clean, attractive copy.
Hemingway's classic novel -- a Roman a clef about a group of American and British expats in Spain, centered around the characters of Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Based on Hemingway's own experiences in Spain in the 1920s, visiting there with his wife and friends and watching bullfighting, it is without question one of the great American novels. Perhaps the most important to depict The Lost Generation, the novel was an immense success – college students began to emulate the dress and manner of the characters and Hemingway was made a household name. Interestingly enough, the first printing of the novel was only around 5000 copies, but this, and a second printing of a few thousand copies, quickly sold out. "Hemingway writes as if he had never read anybody's writing, as if he had fashioned the art of writing himself" (Contemporary review in The Atlantic). Near Fine (Item #5781)