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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A first edition copy with the seal and letter A on the copyright page. No deboss spot on back board. Blue cloth with sharp silver gilt lettering to spine. Boards are slightly spotted and slight spine lean. Previous owner name/1952 date to ffep. The unclipped first printing jacket ($3.00) has minor rubbing to spine ends/corners/folds and a crease along spine. No mention of Nobel prize on jacket. Back photo tinted blue. Flaps/back panel printed in brown to indicate a first printing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
  • Bookseller: curtis paul books inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 17228
  • Title: The Old Man and the Sea
  • Author: Hemingway, Ernest
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1952


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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