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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


New York & London:: Scribner's, 1952. First Edition. 140pp. with Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. Very light wear at spine ends and very slight dusting along bulked edges. In a near fine, First State dust wrapper with $3.00 price on the front flap, photo portrait at rear panel; very light wear at edges and folds, spine ends and corners. A beautiful copy. Hanneman 24a.. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
  • Bookseller: Quaker Hill Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000197
  • Title: The Old Man and the Sea
  • Author: Hemingway, Ernest
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribner's
  • Place: New York & London:
  • Date published: 1952
  • Keywords: .
  • Bookseller catalogs: NY2008; New York 09;


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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