The Old Man and the Sea (1952). Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). Charles Scribner’s Sons. First edition. Original dust jacket.
Story centers upon Santiago, an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and was cited as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954.
A book that is so strikingly simple, elegant, beautiful, and yet so powerful it resonates with the truth. Its purity is what makes it profound and it never fails to strike a chord.
On his great marlin: “Fish, I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.” — Hemingway