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The Old Man and the Sea

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The Old Man and the Sea

by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

New York: New York: Book of the Month Club, 1993. Book of the Month Club, 1993. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Reissue. Hardcover. Fine book in fine dj.

Synopsis

This novella, only 140 pages, was first printed in its entirety in Life Magazine on September 1, 1952. It inspired a buying frenzy - selling over five million copies of the magazine in just two 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.

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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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Details

Seller
Thomas Books US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
3011920
Title
The Old Man and the Sea
Author
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Book of the Month Club, 1993. Book of the Month Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1993
Bookseller catalogs
GENERAL FICTION;

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About Thomas Books

Welcome to Thomas Books. We are professional booksellers in business for over 25 years. All of our books are guaranteed to be in the condition described and all autographs are guaranteed to be authentic. Dust jackets are covered in a clear, mylar protector. All items are subject to prior sale.

Domestic shipping via USPS Media Mail is $1.00 per book. Shipping is extra on all orders shipped via other carriers and shipping methods.

All domestic orders shipped through the US Postal Service include tracking. All hardcover and most paperback books are bubble-wrapped, then packed and shipped in a new, well-padded box.

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