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. A very good or better copy, with some dulling to the gold labels, spine label with a few small scuffs and light rubbing, extremities slightly rubbed; internally, very clean with a former ownership embossed stamp to the front endpaper, else a near fine copy. Much nicer than usual. 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).