An American novelist and short-story writer Ernest Hemingway was an iconic author in American literature. He participated in World War I as an ambulance driver until he was injured; then again during World War II. He served as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War; survived car accidents and plane crashes as well as mishaps on hunting and fishing expeditions. Eventually, Hemingway developed his personal style in writing which had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction. Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises was almost called something else. An early and enduring modernist novel, it received mixed reviews upon publication. However, Hemingway biographer Jeffrey Meyers writes that it is now "recognized as Hemingway's greatest work", and Hemingway scholar Linda Wagner-Martin calls it his most important novel. It is Hemingway's masterpiece which salutes the Lost Generation. Author’s first and best novel makes an escape to 1920s Spain to explore courage, cowardice and manly authenticity. Hemingway began writing the novel with the working title of Fiesta on his birthday, 21 July, in 1925. He completed the draft manuscript about eight weeks later, in September, and went on to revise it further during the winter of 1926. The novel is a love story between the protagonist Jake Barnes - a man whose war wound has made him unable to have sex - and the promiscuous divorcée usually identified as Lady Brett Ashley. Listen online to free English audiobook "The Sun Also Rises” on our website to experience the Hemingway's greatest work and his most important novel.