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The Old Man and the Sea by  Ernest Hemingway - Paperback - Scribner Paperback - 1995 - from Soyaluna (SKU: 5)

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea by  Ernest Hemingway - Paperback - Scribner Paperback - 1995 - from Soyaluna (SKU: 5)
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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0684801221
ISBN 13
9780684801223
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127 pages

Synopsis

This novella, only 140 pages, was first printed in it's entirety in Life Magazine Sept 1st 1952, inspiring a buying frenzy selling over 5 million copies of the magazine in just 2 days. The story about an aging Cuban fisherman wrangling a large marlin in the gulf stream was written in 1951 in Cuba and published in 1952. In 1953 it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and led to Hemingway's nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Man's struggle against nature is the resounding theme throughout the book as Hemingway portrays Santiago's travails as an experienced fisherman facing a dry-spell of 85 days before finally wrangling a prized marlin. Hemingway also highlights the indomitable spirit of man while illustrating his ideal of manliness and character in the strong and determined fisherman facing danger and discomfort without complaint and with resolution, both in the days it takes Santiago to kill the marlin, and as he fights off the sharks that end up destroying his prized catch before he reaches the coast. Some say that Hemingway's tale is a reflection of his own determination to prove his writing career was not over, and the portrayal of the sharks may echo the critics who had been claiming for the ten years that his writing career, after the successful release of For Whom the Bell Tolls in 1940, was over. The book is dedicated "To Charlie Scribner And To Max Perkins," friends of Hemingway's that had passed away before the book came out. Max Perkins, who also edited F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, died in 1947 and Scribner, who was president of the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, died in 1952. The last work published by Hemingway during his lifetime, signed first editions can sell upwards of $15,000 - $17,000.

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On Mar 6 2014, a reader said:
The Old Man and The Sea is an excellent novella for someone to read looking to get away from the troubles of life only to find that some troubles lead to the greatest reward of even though the reward is only a small amount.

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Bookseller
Soyaluna US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
5
Title
The Old Man and the Sea
Author
Hemingway, Ernest
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
Scribner Paperback
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0684801221
ISBN 13
9780684801223
Publisher
Simon & Shuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1995
Keywords
Hemingway
Size
21 cm

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