Book Club Kit: The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also RisesThe Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway
First Published: 1926
10 Copies & Reading Guide

The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth centur.

Reading Guide:
Simon & Schuster – Includes an Introduction to the Book, Author Info, and Discussion Questions
NoveList – Includes Author Info, Book Summary, and Discussion Questions.

Entertainment Weekly – “Book Review” by Jennifer Reese (Review of Audio Book narrated by William Hurt)
The New York Times – “Marital Tragedy” reviewed October 31, 1926

On the Web: – Website created by Caroline Hulse – a Hemingway fan
Nobel Prize Website -Includes a Brief Biography, a speech written by Hemingway, and a Bibliography.

Listen to Hemingway’s Nobel Acceptance Speech:

More by Ernest Hemingway:
A Farewell to Arms (1929)
The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
A Moveable Feast (1964) – Published posthumously

If you enjoyed The Sun Also Rises, you might like:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
The Grapes of Wrath (Book Club Kit) by John Steinbeck


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