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"The Sun Also Rises," by Ernest Hemingway, is a book about morality, values, and the meaning of life. Because these subjects are heavy, deep, and complex, the book has about 260 pages. Every page is worth the read because this novel is considered one of Hemingway's best.
The idea for The Sun Also Rises came to Hemingway on a trip to Spain in July of 1925. During the trip, he and some friends attended a bullfight and interacted with a bullfighter. He began writing the short story right away and before the end of July of the same year, he had a first draft. Over the next year he added to the story but also cut some of it out right before publication at the advise of F. Scott Fitzgerald. During this time he also changed the title and settings.
The novel as we know it was published in October of 1926 with a total of 19 chapters and a little over 250 pages. It is not a terribly long novel by today's standards. The book is a fairly quick read and keeps things moving as it follows the somewhat depressing but completely relatable lives of the friends, traveling and try to find themselves.
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