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Ernest Hemingway In His Time

The Sun Also Rises

In 1925, Hemingway attended the festival of San Fermin in Pamplona and began a lifelong fascination with Spain and bullfighting. The Sun Also Rises, published quickly after The Torrents of Spring in 1926, was inspired by that first trip to Pamplona. The success of this work secured Hemingway's international reputation as a major new writer.

The Sun Also Rises
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926.

First edition, this copy has been inscribed by Hemingway to "Louis Henry Cohn of the VI Arrondissement from his co-citizen."

Gorman's listThe Sun Also Rises
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926.

Critic Herbert Gorman's copy of the first edition is accompanied by an autograph list matching the novel's fictional characters with the names of the actual individuals upon whom Hemingway based them. Gorman's note reads "This is the list given me by Hemingway."

Bruce Barton, "The Sun Also Rises" [review] for The Atlantic Monthly,
typescript [February 1927], 1 p.

Although apparently not used in The Atlantic Monthly, editorial staff Edward Weeks praised the "hearty manner" of Barton's review. Barton overcame his prejudice of Hemingway's "bad little boys" style to find his bohemian Sun Set characters "alive. Amazingly real and alive."

Fiesta Fiesta
London: Jonathan Cape, 1927.

The first English edition of The Sun Also Rises was published under Hemingway's original title for the novel, Fiesta.

The Sun Also Rises
New York: The Modern Library, 1930.

This copy of the first Modern Library edition of the novel bears the signature of the author Henry Seidel Canby, who wrote the introduction.

The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises
Lobby cards, 20th Century Fox, 1957.

Daryl Zanuck's production starred Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn, Eddie Albert, and Juliette Greco.

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