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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. NF/G+; 140 pages; First edition with Scribner's 'A' on copyright page; Hanneman A24A; near Fine in blue cloth stamped in silver on the spine, light shelfwear to ends of backstrip; in a Good+ unclipped first state dustjacket, portrait on the back in dark blue tint, spine a bit tanned, wear and chipping at corners, spine ends; 2" closed tear along front spine fold. [Prior owner (presumably) wrote the author's name on the front free endpaper. It is *NOT* an authentic signature.] Dustjacket in mylar to prevent further damage. This legendary modern classic earned Hemingway the Pulitzer for 1953 and the Noble Prize in Literature 1954, the first modern novel to be recognized by the Nobel Committee. . First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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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