The Sun Also Rises - Chapters 1 through 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1 of The Sun Also Rises introduces narrator Jake Barnes and his friend Robert Cohn, two expatriates living in Paris. Cohn is described as a former middleweight boxing champion at Princeton who is a member of a wealthy, Jewish family in New York. After an early marriage and divorce, he started a literary magazine that soon failed, then went with his current girlfriend, Frances, to Europe, eventually settling in Paris, where he wrote a bad novel. He now plays bridge and tennis while living off an allowance sent by his mother. When Robert suggests they go out of town to hike, Jake suggests Strasbourg, where he knows an American girl who could show them around, but Robert kicks him under the table and later explains that Frances would not allow that.

Chapter 2

In Chapter 2, Jake reflects that although he has been married...

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