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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

Jonathan Cape, 1952, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription on inside front cover, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, chipping, creasing and small parts missing (see photographs)

“Shorter than the conventional novel, longer than the longest short story, Hemingway’s new work of fiction eludes classification.  What can be confidently asserted is that it is a masterly example of literary art, simple and magnificent.
It is the story of a young boy, an old man, and a giant fish.  The scene is the Gulf  Stream off the coast of Havana.  Between the boy and the man is a perfect relationship – each is a kind of guardian-companion to the other.  The boy is not present when the giant fish is hooked, and his absence is felt.  The old man, embodying the essential nobility of human striving, is engaged in a duel with another hero – the fish which tows him far out to sea.”

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