The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises


The Sun Also Riseswas Ernest Hemingway's first big novel, and immediately established Hemingway as one of the great prose stylists, and one of the preeminent writers of his time. It is also the book that encapsulates the angst of the post-World War I generation, known as the Lost Generation. This poignantly beautiful story of a group of American and English expatriates in Paris on an excursion to Pamplona represents a dramatic step forward for Hemingway's evolving style. Featuring Left Bank Paris in the 1920s and brutally realistic descriptions of bullfighting in Spain, the story is about the flamboyant Lady Brett Ashley and the hapless Jake Barnes. In an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions, this is the Lost Generation.

Author: Hemingway, Ernest

Language: English | Copyright: 1954 |

Vocabulary Words

The Lexile "Power V™" Word Selector identifies up to 10 challenging words in each book that are important for students to know. Read more about the PowerV Word Selector.

  • lumping
  • cabman
  • commenced
  • drunker
  • rue
  • capes
  • bathers
  • cabs
  • reels
  • taxi

For a Particular Reader

Enter a reader's Lexile® measure to calculate his or her expected comprehension for this book and to view vocabulary targeted to his or her reading ability.


Within a range from 100L below to 50L above his or her Lexile measure, a reader is expected to comprehend the text well enough to understand it, while still experiencing some reading challenge.