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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by  Ernest Hemingway - Hardcover - 1952 - from Abound Book Company (SKU: 17343)

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by  Ernest Hemingway - Hardcover - 1952 - from Abound Book Company (SKU: 17343)

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Very Good with no dust jacket
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Scribners New York. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1952. Hardcover. Original book club issue with 1952 on both title and copyright page. Very good, former owner name in pencil on front fly. Minor bumping to edges. Lacks jacket however the original front, and rear DJ flaps along with the photo of Hemingway from rear panel have been laid in the book.. * (THIS BOOK IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE SHIP MOST BOOKS SIX DAYS A WEEK AND WILL CONFIRM WITH TRACKING NUMBER FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS OR CUSTOMS NUMBER FOR NON DOMESTIC) *; 8vo .

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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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

Bookseller
Abound Book Company US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
17343
Title
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
Author
Hemingway, Ernest
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good with no dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Scribners New York
Date Published
1952
Bookseller catalogs
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