Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue cloth lettered in metallic silver to spine and blind-stamped with author's signature to front board, Scribner's "A" and press device to copyright page; in the original unclipped dust jacket with illustration by "A.", blue-tinted portrait of author Lee Samuels to rear panel and no mention of Nobel Prize to rear flap. About near fine with a touch of wear the extremities and small former signature to the front endpaper; in a bright unclipped dust jacket, which as a result of a misprinting the lettering appears blurry as it double-stamped. The jacket shows some light wear and a couple minor nicks to the spine ends and at folds, else about near fine. Hanneman A24. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most popular and widely acclaimed novels and the winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Additionally, The Old Man and the Sea is accredited with being a major contributor to Hemingway's 1954 awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. The plot tells of elderly protagonist Santiago, a fisherman, and his struggle with a giant Marlin off the coast of Havana, Cuba. Metaphorically, it is the story of Hemingway's own struggle to continue to write and preserve his art in spite of his fame and the cost it has taken on his mental and physical health; like Santiago who had not caught a fish in months, Hemingway had not written a novel since over a decade prior. This award-winning novel was Hemingway's last significant piece of writing before his death in 1961.