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.
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. 1st Printing. Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea". Precedes the Scribner's trade edition by one week. Published September 1, 1952 by Life Magazine. The magazine measures 10.5" x 14", 89 pages. The magazine is in very good plus condition. The softcovers have been very well preserved with minimal wear. Mailing label on the bottom left corner of the front cover. The contents are clean, bright, and colorful. "The Old Man and the Sea" was the final novel written and published during Hemingway's lifetime. Written in 1951, it was first published in Life magazine in the fall of 1952. The first edition was published in 1952, with a print run of 50, 000 copies."The Old Man and the Sea" is the story of an aging fisherman who sets off to end his unlucky fishing streak. What ensues is an epic battle between the fisherman and a gigantic Marlin. It is a story of strength and struggle, respect and fear, contemplation and acceptance. This novella won Ernest Hemingway the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. It is a literary masterpiece written by one of America's greatest writers. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books.
Very Good. 12mo. 159 pp. Blue cloth with a blue pictorial on the front panel; lettered in blue on the spine. Released in Canada for schools with the Scribner's A on the copyright page-A-6.61[H]-and distributed by S. J. Reginald Saunders. Lightly rubbed on the corners with some darkening on the spine; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings.
Illustrated by Noel Sickles. Near Fine. 4to; 88 pages A rather attractive September Issue of Life XXXIII (Volume 33) in Near Fine condition, light rubbing to cover. The first appearance in print of The Old Man and the Sea; published 11 days in advance of the book's publication. The full 27, 000 word novella on twenty pages of the Life magazine. Hanneman A24A, C370; Grissom A24.1. A; Hemingway's hugely successful story of the old fisherman landing the biggest fish in his life. Basis for the motion picture starring Spencer Tracy. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize.
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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