The Sun Also Rises Book II, Chapter 16 Summary and Analysis

Ernest Hemingway

Book II, Chapter 16 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Edna: Bill’s friend from Biarritz who parties in Pamplona

Marcial Lalanda: a fading bullfighter

Don Manuel Orquito: the fireworks king

Raphael: bullfight critic with Romero

Algabeno: bullfighter hurt in Madrid

Summary
The next morning rain and fog drive the fiesta inside. When Jake goes to his room, Montoya comes to see him. He tells Jake that the American ambassador has sent for Romero and Lalanda to join him for coffee. Montoya expresses concern that, although this action would be good for Lalanda, attention may spoil Romero. Jake suggests Montoya does not give him the message.

After Montoya...

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