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The Old Man and the Sea. by  Ernest HEMINGWAY - First Edition - 1952 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.com

The Old Man and the Sea.

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, spine lettered in silver, author's name to front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, pages nice and clean. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, spine a little faded and ever so slightly nicked at tips. First edition, first printing (with Scribner's "A" to colophon) in the first issue jacket, printed in brown and making no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait on the dust jacket as an issue point. However, Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear flap predates the olive tint, noting, "the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colours: It is the brown printing on the flaps and rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket".


Book summary

The Old Man and the Sea is a novella by Ernest Hemingway, written in Cuba in 1951 and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and published in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

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On Mar 6 2014, 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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