The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman, Santiago and his quest to break his eighty-four-day streak of unsuccessful fishing. He spends time with a young boy he used to fish with, Manolin, and the two speak about baseball. Manolin cares deeply for Santiago and does what he can to improve his life. Santiago, the man to whom the title refers, heads out the next day in an attempt to change his luck.

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Hardcover.  127pp. Blue cloth stamped in red on the cover and the spine. The illustrated dust cover is clipped on all four corners and there are tears, creases and stains. The

The spine of the book is faded. There are blue pen inscriptions on the front inside page. There is some foxing and toning but the text is clear and legible. Wraparound dust jacket illustration by Hans Tisdall. 1953 Pulitzer Prize winner. The basis for the 1958 John Sturges movie featuring Spencer Tracy.

First Published in 1952, reprinted in 1962 by Jonathan Cape, London.

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