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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

Condition: Very Good


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. (All points present. "A" and the Scribner's seal present on the copyright page. Blue tinted back panel photo, priced at $3.00.) 140 pp. Blue cloth with silver lettering. Spine lettering almost completely rubbed off, else near fine. In a Good+ dust jacket with chipping and creasing along edges, small chip along edge of spine panel, spine toned, tear at bottom corner of back panel. Hemingway's Pulitzer-winning classic.


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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  "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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