Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, first printing, first issue with "stoppped" for "stopped" to p. 181. One of 5,090 copies. Original publisher's black cloth with gold title labels to the front board and spine. Slight wear to the corners, spine ends a touched rubbed, a few spots of rubbing with small abrasions to the front gold label, remnant of a small bookplate to lower front paste down, mild offsetting to endpapers, else near fine. Overall, a remarkably clean and fresh copy. Hanneman A6a. The Sun Also Rises is Hemingway's second novel and is considered his most important work. The text tells the story of American and British expatriates who travel to the Festival of San Fermínin in Pamplona, Spain. The plot, which is based on Hemingway's own experience at the Festival of San Fermínin with literary expatriates then living in Paris, unites Hemingway's main interests that continue to appear in his subsequent novels. Additionally, The Sun Also Rises utilizes the Iceberg Theory so evident in much of Hemingway's writing, where the true essence of the story is not expressly said in the plot but rather is meant to be inferred. Hemingway's experiences in Pamplona inspired his interest and vast knowledge of bullfighting, which he showcased in his non-fiction work Death in the Afternoon (1932).