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 ...Read MoreSet 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.Read Less
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Very Good in Very Good jacket. 1st Printing. pp. 127. First thus with full number line. Light wear to extremities. Pencil erasure on ffep, foxing to edges, otherwise unmarked. Jacket has light wear, shows some discoloration, in protective plastic.
Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo 0684153637 127pgs. Blue Cloth, silver lettering. foxing on outer page edges, otherwise fine, unmarked copy. Unlcipped jacket has light smudges on front panel, ottherwise fine. in fresh mylar sleeve.
Good+. in /Good. jacket. GOOD+/GOOD+. Light green jacket, dust jacket in archival plastic protector. Approx. 5.5'' x 8.5'', light shelf wear to jacket, small chips to corners, edges, and spine ends, light shelf wear. Once Read Books, cover scan available-just ask, OnceReadBooks comOrders shipped via USPS.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 0684153637. Author's gripping novelette is the ultimate saga of the sea, and one man's refusal to yield to its power. It is offered here in a later edition. (Originally published 1952, this copy bears no later date but likely published after 1977. ) In plain pale green dust wrapper w/no portrait on back cover, blank front and back flaps. In navy blue quarter cloth and light blue paper-covered boards. Spine lettered in silver. ---Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. With scratches to covers; otherwise interior & exterior is clean, bright and firm and lacking markings. Dust jacket with some rippling due to exposure to dampness, with incidental soiling and a 1 in. back cover tear; in removable mylar cover.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 127 pages.
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.
Jun 9, 2007
The Sea is Life
The old fisherman is determined to find a big fish after a long time with nothing and finally, encouraged by a small boy, finds a huge marline which he lashes to the skiff. He is too far out, however, and the blood of the marlin has drawn sharks which nibble the marlin to smithereens. Even his gallant effort to protect the marlin by fighting the sharks leaves him with a 18 foot skeleton. The moral of this story is very simple: no matter how difficult life becomes, don't quit. The simple words and allusions to life in general in this story that was mentioned in the Nobel Prize committee's statement when awarding Hemingway the Nobel Prize in 1954 prove that length is not essential for a good story. Mr. Hemingway has always been my hero in words. I hope he is to you too.
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