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Fiesta   [The Sun Also Rises] by  Ernest Hemingway - First Edition - 1927 - from BiblioStax (SKU: 021292)

Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]

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Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]

by Hemingway, Ernest

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30 Bedford Square, London: Jonathan Cape , 1927. Stated at copyright: "First Published in May MMXXVII, Second Impression September MMXXVII". Bound in fine coated cloth navy boards, sharp gilt spine titles w/several bands, slight shelf wear. Pages near fine, few w/moderate discoloration; no writing. Antiquarian bookstore label inside cover: "Brentano's, Booksellers & Stationers, 37, Avenue de l'Opera, Paris". Very appropos and intriguing when considering Hemingway and the Lost Generation following WWI were creating and mingling in this very time and place of 1920's Paris. Bind fine; hinges intact. Preserved in fine facsimile of first edition wrapper; protected in new clear sleeve. Rare sharp second impression in fine first edition facsimile wrapper. Hemingway's great post-World War I novel, first major work and the classic novel of the "lost generation". A vivid exploration of the moral wasteland of Europe in the Twenties, and of the sterility and despair of postwar life. The hero, Jake Barnes, has suffered a war injury leaving him impotent. Hopelessly in love with the seductive and flamboyant Lady Brett Ashley, Jake leaves Paris to accompany Brett, her drunken fiancé, and an American boxer to Pamplona, watching as she falls for a young bullfighter. The expatriate crowd that Hemingway portrays so vividly passes their lives in an aimless alcoholic haze, against which the local fiestas and the running of the bulls seem, by contrast, full of vitality--a quality that is alien to them. The settings are romantic - the bull ring, the Paris streets, the bars, cafés and hotels - but Hemingway invests them all with a disillusion that undercuts the glamour of expatriate life. Printed in Guernsey C. I., by the Star & Gazette Co., Ltd. 286 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.


Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises tells the story of Jake Barnes, an expatriate living in Paris. He was wounded in World War I, and is now a journalist who spends his time drinking with other American expatriates.  The group of characters travel from Paris to Pamplona for the running of the bulls.


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Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]
Hemingway, Ernest
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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First Edition
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
30 Bedford Square, London
Date Published
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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