Jake and Brett, a couple of loose-living Americans in 20s Paris, are drawn to the passion and excitement of the Spanish fiesta and the bullfight. Their affair becomes strained by new passions and new jealousies in this remarkable Hemingway novel.
Paris in the twenties: Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home. Jake is wildly in love with Brett Ashley, aristocratic and irresistibly beautiful, with an abandoned, sensuous nature that she cannot change. When the couple drift to Spain to the dazzle of the fiesta and the heady atmosphere of the Bullfight, their affair is strained by new passions, new jealousies, and Jake must finally learn that he will never possess the woman that he loves.