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Everybody Behaves Badly

Jonathan Davis

Step into the vibrant world of 1920s Paris and Spain with Lesley Blume's <i>Everybody Behaves Badly</i>. This captivating account takes readers on a journey through Ernest Hemingway's tumultuous summer of 1925, where he channeled his experiences into the groundbreaking novel <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>. Blume resurrects the explosive atmosphere of the Lost Generation and reveals how Hemingway created his own legend. By immersing himself in the chaotic social scene and embracing danger, Hemingway elevated himself to literary greatness. Blume's narrative offers insight into our own lives and how the themes of youth, love, sex, and excess still resonate today. <i>Everybody Behaves Badly</i> is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the influential cultural shifts of the time.

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Imagine stepping into the vibrant atmosphere of 1920s Paris and Spain, where the Lost Generation roamed and the literary world was forever changed. This is the world that Ernest Hemingway dared to challenge and capture in his groundbreaking novel, The Sun Also Rises. In the pages of Everybody Behaves Badly, author Lesley Blume takes us on a journey through the tumultuous summer of 1925, when Hemingway, alongside a group of eccentric companions, embarked on the adventure of a lifetime.

The Birth of a Masterpiece

Ernest Hemingway, known for his larger-than-life persona, delved headfirst into the chaos and debauchery of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. For six weeks, he experienced a whirlwind of drunken brawls, sexual rivalries, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers - all of which fueled his creative fire. The result? A literary masterpiece that would forever redefine modern literature and inspire future generations.

The Lost Generation

Lesley Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation like never before. Hemingway, along with his fellow expatriates, etched their mark on history by challenging societal norms and pushing the boundaries of art. They questioned traditional values, sought inspiration in the realms of danger and adventure, and always seemed to be courting death. Through their writings, they painted a picture of a generation lost in the aftermath of World War I, struggling to find meaning and purpose in a rapidly changing world.

The Hemingway Legacy

But what sets The Sun Also Rises and Hemingway's life apart from his contemporaries? Lesley Blume's compelling narrative reveals the enigma behind the man - a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius who meticulously crafted his own legend. By immersing himself in bullfighting and embracing the expatriate lifestyle, Hemingway elevated himself to a level of fame and notoriety that would echo throughout history.

Relevance Today

Almost a century later, the influence of the Lost Generation, and Ernest Hemingway in particular, still resonates. Blume's exploration of this revolutionary period provides insight into our own lives and the timeless themes of youth, love, sex, and excess. Through the lens of history, we can better understand the literary landscape and how it shapes our own perspectives.

A Must-Read

Everybody Behaves Badly is an essential addition to any bibliophile's collection. With her meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Lesley Blume has crafted a work that not only celebrates Hemingway's genius but also sheds light on the larger cultural shifts of the time. So, grab a copy, settle into a comfortable chair, and prepare to be transported to an era that continues to captivate and inspire.

Additional Info

Book Name: Everybody Behaves Badly
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Lesley Blume
Narrators: Jonathan Davis
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs
Audiobook Length: 11H12M
Publisher: Recorded Books
Language: English
Publish Date: 2016-06-07
Last Price: 14.95 USD


12 reviews for this audiobook
  • Sa
    Sarah Johnson 29-Sep-2023

    I couldn't put this audiobook down! Lesley Blume's storytelling ability is amazing. She really brings the characters to life and keeps you engaged throughout the entire book. Highly recommend!

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    John Smith 03-Oct-2023

    I was hooked from the first chapter. Lesley Blume does a fantastic job of capturing the 1920s literary scene in Paris. The audiobook is both entertaining and informative. Loved it!

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    Emily Thompson 15-Oct-2023

    Absolutely incredible! Lesley Blume's writing style is so engaging and the audiobook is narrated beautifully. I felt like I was transported back in time while listening. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of literature.

  • Da
    David Miller 05-Nov-2023

    Lesley Blume's attention to detail is astounding. She paints such a vivid picture of the characters and the setting. I was completely captivated by this audiobook

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    Jessica Brown 29-Nov-2023

    This audiobook was a rollercoaster of emotions. Lesley Blume really knows how to make you feel connected to the characters and their struggles. Highly recommend!

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    Michael Davis 29-Dec-2023

    Lesley Blume's storytelling ability is unmatched. This audiobook had me laughing, crying, and everything in between. Truly a fantastic listen. I can't praise it enough!

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    Jennifer Wilson 10-Jan-2024

    I learned so much from this audiobook. Lesley Blume's research is evident in every page, and the narration is impeccable. I couldn't get enough of it!

  • Jo
    Jonathan Anderson 14-Feb-2024

    If you're a fan of literature and history, this audiobook is a must-read. Lesley Blume provides a fascinating exploration of the 1920s literary scene in Paris. I was enthralled from start to finish!

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    Laura Martinez 22-Feb-2024

    Lesley Blume's writing is exquisite. She captures the essence of the characters and their relationships so effortlessly. This is a truly remarkable audiobook.

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    Matthew Thompson 29-Mar-2024

    I couldn't stop listening to this audiobook. Lesley Blume has a way of drawing you into the story and making you feel like you're right there with the characters. It's a must-listen for any book lover!

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    Stephanie Johnson 18-Apr-2024

    Lesley Blume's audiobook is a masterpiece. The characters are so well-developed and the story is captivating. I was completely engrossed from beginning to end.

  • Da
    Daniel Davis 12-Jun-2024

    I was blown away by this audiobook. Lesley Blume's writing is so vivid and engaging. I felt like I was living in 1920s Paris alongside the characters. Truly a memorable listen.

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