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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


Scribners, 1952 A near fine first edition (with Scribner's seal and A on copyright page, and 1952 on title page) in a very good dust jacket, with original price of $3.00 on front flap, and first issue blueish tint on photo on rear panel of jacket. Slight chipping at top of spine of jacket and small tear at bottom of spine of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.
  • Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1506029
  • Title: The Old Man and the Sea
  • Author: Hemingway, Ernest
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribners
  • 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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