Also published as "Fiesta"
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A group of American dilettantes living in post-World War I Europe travel from France to Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls. The men in the group (as well as many of the locals they encounter) covet and vigorously pursue the beautiful and promiscuous Lady Brett Ashley, but the narrator, war... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
A group of American dilettantes living in post-World War I Europe travel from France to Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls. The men in the group (as well as many of the locals they encounter) covet and vigorously pursue the beautiful and promiscuous Lady Brett Ashley, but the narrator, war veteran Jake Barnes, is unable to consummate his desire for her as a result of a war injury that spared him his life, but took his manhood.
“Romero had the old thing, the holding of his purity of line through the maximum of exposure, while he dominated the bull by making him realize he was unattainable, while he prepared him for the killing”
“This was Brett that I had felt like crying about. Then I thought of her walking up the street and stepping into the car, as I had last seen her, and of course in a little while I felt like hell again. It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night is another thing.”Jake Barnes
“It's raining hard…And you'll always love me, won't you?/Yes/…And the rain won't make any difference?/No/That's good, because I'm afraid of the rain.”
“"Have these poisonous things been paid for"”Lady-Brett-Ashley
“This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.”Count Mippipopolous
“It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.”Jake
“She was sitting back now. My arm was around her, and she was leaning back against me, and we were quite calm. She was looking into my eyes with that way she had of looking that made you wonder whether she really saw out of her own eyes. They looked on and on after everyone else's in the world would have stopped looking. She looked as though there were nothing on earth she would not look at like that, and really she was afraid of so many things.”Jake
“Women made such swell friends. Awfully swell. In the first place, you had to be in love with a woman to have a basis of friendship. I had been having Brett for a friend. I had not been thinking about her side of it. I had been getting something for nothing. That only delayed the presentation of the bill. The bill always came. That was one of the swell things you could count on.”Jake
“He's so damned nice, and he's so awful. He's my sort of thing.”Lady Brett Ashley
“Never be daunted.”
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