Ernest Hemingway Debut Novel: The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1971) was an American writer and journalist. His merciless and unpretentious writing, known as the Iceberg Theory, had a profound effect on twentieth-century fiction’s language style; On the other hand, his adventurous life and image made him admire the next generation.
He wrote most of his literary work between the mid-twenties and mid-fifties of the twentieth century and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six collections of short stories, and two non-fiction books.
After his death, three more novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction books were published. Many of his published works are considered classics in American literature. Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois.
After graduating from high school, he worked as a reporter for The Kansas City Star for a few months. When World War I broke out, he enlisted as an ambulance driver and traveled to the Italian battlefield.
In 1917 he was seriously injured and returned home. His wartime experience is the inspiration for his novel A Farewell to Arms (1929). ‘The sun also rises is one of his well-known novels. Today I’ll be trying to describe the novel.
Short Summary Of ‘The Sun Also Rises’
Ernest Hemingway wrote the novel ‘The Sun Also Rises in 1928. In this novel, Ernest Hemingway’ tries to highlight the First World War’s impact on general people. This novel is about some war-torn people. People who got badly affected by World War I.
The characters in the novel represent the dissatisfaction and emotional turmoil of war-wounded people. Throughout the novel ‘ The Sun Also Rises,’ the characters are restless, rushing, and impatient.
There is very little morality in the characters, and they feel alone. The lives of the character in the novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’ are purposeless. That is why author Ernest Hemingway addresses the character as ‘Lost Generation.’ I can’t tell you more here. Have to read the book to know more about what’s inside it.
Some Characters of The Sun Also Rises
Now let’s know about some characteristics in the book ‘ The sun also rises.’ I’ve already told you how the book is. In the upper section, I’ve described the summary of the book. Now Let’s know about some characters.
Jake Barnes: He is the narrator of the story. He is the hero of all characters. He loves lady Brate Ashley.
Lady Brate Ashley: She is a drank lady. She has relationships with so many men. She is having trouble living with her husband.
Robert Cohn: He is a rich American writer who lives in Paris. He is a friend of Jake and also a competitor.
I have just pointed out some main characters in the book. There are some more characters that will be found in the book. I am not sharing them, so you do not get any spoilers. Discover those characters yourself in the book.
About Ernest Hemingway, Author Of This Book
Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. His writing had a strong influence on twentieth-century fiction. He used to have an adventurous lifestyle. He was born in America on July 21, 1899, and died in 1961. He got the noble prize for literature in 1954.
Some of his best works are, The Torrent of Spring (1928), The Sun Also Rises (1928), A Farewell to Arms (1929), To Have and Have Not (1938), For Hum the Bell Tools (1940), Across the River, and Into the Trees (1950), The Old Man and the Sea (1952).
His writings are highly popular all over the world. And his books were translated into many languages around the world.
He wrote most of his literary work between the mid-twenties and mid-fifties of the twentieth century and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He also received the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He published seven novels, six collections of short stories, and two non-fiction books.
After his death, three more novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction books were published. This book was one of his popular writings. This book does not have a very decent google rating.
I do not know why. In Goodreads, the rating is also below 4. Still, this book has a really good market value in this 21st century.
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