The Sun Also Rises Book II, Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

Ernest Hemingway

Book II, Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Bill Gorton: Jake’s fishing/bullfighting buddy; writer

Madame Lecomte: proprietor of Paris restaurant on Women’s Club list

As Book II begins, Jake says he does not see Brett again until she comes back from San Sebastian. He also mentions he does not see Robert during this time and Frances has left for England. Jake finds this break from Robert’s company a good time to prepare for his trip to Spain at the end of June.

Bill Gorton comes to Paris with stories from travels—theater and prize fighting. He leaves for Vienna and Budapest; when he returns, he says he had a wonderful time. He loves Budapest, but his recollections...

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