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The Sun Also Rises

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Robert Cohn was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton. Do not think that I am very much impressed by this as a boxing title, but it meant a lot to Cohn.

— First lines

It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.


"No, that doesn't interest me."
"That's because you never read a book about it."


"How did you go bankrupt?" Bill asked.
"Two ways," Mike said. "Gradually and then suddenly.""


"That was morality; things that made you disgusted afterward. No, that must be immorality."


"Oh, Jake," Brett said, "we could have had such a damned good time together."

Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.

"Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?"

— Last lines


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See also:


The Great Gatsby

To the Lighthouse

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