Paris in the twenties – Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home. Jake is wildely in love with Brett Ashley, aristocratic and irresistibly beautiful, but with an abandoned sensuous nature that she cannot control. the couple are pulled towards the dazzle and excitement of the Spanish FIESTA, with the heady atmosphere of the bullfight, where their affair becomes strained by new passions, new jeaulousies. . . Powerful, intense, visually magnificent, FIESTA is the novel which established Hemingway as a writer of genius.