"Remarkable, startling, disquieting" (Spectator
"Some of the finest and most restrained writing that this generation has produced" (New York World
"Hemingway captures atmosphere by reticence and breathes life into his characters by pages left unsaid... It is American; it is literature; and it is a first novel by a genius" (Evening News
"It is a truly gripping story, told in a lean, hard, athletic narrative prose that puts more literary English to shame . . . This novel is unquestionably one of the events of an unusually rich year in literature" (New York Times (1926)
Paris in the twenties: Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home.