The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition by Ernest Hemingway

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While Ernest Hemingway and President Kennedy never met, President Kennedy more than once expressed his admiration for Hemingway and his work.

When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961, a large portion of his literary and personal estate remained at his Cuban home, the Finca Vigia, which he had left during Fidel Castro's revolution. Despite a U.S. ban on travel to Cuba - the result of high tensions between the two countries following the Bay of Pigs incident - President Kennedy made arrangements for Mary Hemingway, Ernest's widow to enter Cuba to claim family documents and belongings.

In 1964, at the suggestion of journalist and writer William Walton, a friend of both the Kennedys and Hemingways, Mary Hemingway contacted Jacqueline Kennedy and offered her husband's collection to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, which was then being planned as a national memorial to the 35th president.

In 1972, Mrs. Hemingway deeded the collection to the Kennedy Presidential Library and began depositing papers in its Archives.

"The Sun Also Rises": A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions.

This Hemingway library Edition celebrates the art and craft of the quintessential story of the Lost Generation. Presdented with a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, the author's sole surviving son; a new introduction by Sean Hemingway, grandson of the author; and supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, this volume provides readers with wonderful insight.

  • The Hemingway Library Edition.
  • Provides earlier material from the Hemingway Collection at the JFK Presidential Library & Museum.
  • Classic novel about the Lost Generation.
  • Paperback, 290 pages.