Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The Old Man and the Sea that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements ...
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The Old Man and the Sea that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements in which he lives. Not a single word is superflous in this widely admired masterpiece, which once and for all established his place as one of the giants of modern literature.
Good. 1952 Book Club Edition in original dust jacket. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. Bookplate on paste down, otherwise in nice shape with clean pages. Jacket has tape along verso with offsetting showing through to front, torn, creased and rubbed.
Very Good in Good dust jacket. Ernest Hemingway's gripping 1952 novelette is the ultimate saga of the sea and one man's refusal to yield to its power; in a later printing. Dust jacket bears the original front cover artwork by "A"; back announces Mr. Hemingway's 1954 Nobel Prize award. In full light blue cloth covers w/author facsimile signature blindstamped on front cover. Spine lettered in silver. Copyright page with Scriber Q-8.59 [H] code. ---A firm, clean copy but with prior owner's signature to front free endpaper and notation to title page, slight chafing to cover edges. The bright, colorful dust jacket bears original $3.00 flap price and a few rubbed spots, along with small tears and chips to extremities; in removable archival mylar protector.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 140 pages.
Collectible: Acceptable. Dust Jacket Included. 1953 printing. Hardback. Heavy wear to jacket. Corner rubbing wear to boards. Slightly tilted. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: C1) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
Fine. Blue decorated leather, hubbed spine, 24K gilt page edges, decorations and lettering, silk moire end sheets, silk ribbon book mark, color portrait of Hemingway, illustrated, 124pp., Full refund if not satisfied.
Clamshell As New. No Jacket. Custom Clamshell Case Superb Custom Case Only. Not With Book. Elegantly HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, the First Edition is finished inside & out in 'TOMATS' blue cloth®-with a gilt-stamped darker blue, soft Nuba® leather label on the spine. The box features an embossed 'sculpted' upper cover; a sympathetically designed relief of the Old Man in his boat 'As One' with his giant friend. Nuba® is a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck leather. This clamshell is perfectly sized to accommodate your first edition. A Terrific Collector's Custom Case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for dozens of generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. Book definitely NOT included. Cases for dozens of Hemingway Titles available.
Very Good in Good jacket. Book Very good dust jacket and book. Blue cloth with silver titling on spine and author's facsimile signature embossed on the front board. Faintly darkened on the board edges. Price clipped. The fold in of the DJ announces the book was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and that Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Design by A. In the lower bottom front flap. On the copyright page at the bottom are the numbers N-4.57 H. Faint lean forward.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 140 pages.
The condition of the book was better than promised.
Oct 17, 2009
Papa wrote a oner.
Not in the least intimidated by the physical and philosophical heft of 'Moby-Dick,' Hemingway's novella, 'The Old Man and the Sea' stands next to Melville's triumphal door-stop and dares to ask which is the ultimate fish story. This writer, being a coward, chooses 'The Old Man and the Sea' on technical grounds: Moby-Dick was not a fish. Thus thoughtful readers are left to decide for themselves.
Sep 10, 2009
the book was in great condition no bents or torn pages.. looked like a brand new book.. cheaper than the one at Books a Million.. THX!
Oct 13, 2008
My Favorite Hemmingway
I have read many of Hemmingway's book and this one is my favorite. I read it to my son when he was about nine and he loved it also. There are wonderful images conveyed of an earlier Cuba, the ocean, fishing and aging in this timeless classic. Short and sweet, this book is perfect for an afternoon, or a vacation read while on a cruise.
Oct 4, 2008
A Piece of Literary Art
what i really liked about this book is the ability of the author to intrigue the reader mostly by his narrative, despite the lack of dialogue. Only a master at his talent could achieve that.
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