New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Item #05507
"But Man is not made for defeat.
A man can be destroyed but not defeated"
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952.
First edition, first printing with "A" on the verso of title-page. Octavo ( 7 7/8 x 5 3/8 inches; 199 x 137 mm.). , [1-8], 9-140 pp.
Handsomely bound by Bennett of New York in full green morocco (stamp signed in gilt on front turn-in). Front and rear covers bordered in gilt, front cover with a stamped design of a marlin in silver, spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, green marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine.
The Old Man and the Sea is a novella written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cayo Blanco (Cuba), and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction written by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime.
One of his most famous works, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cuba.
In 1953, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and it was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to their awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954.]
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