Description : Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
Description : , pre-publication edition, 127 pages, including owner's loose insert (typed letter from Jonathan Cape discussing the volume signed in blue ink "Jonathan", dated August 1952, with envelope addressed to his secretary Menina Russell King)
Description : The Old Man and the Sea is a novella by Ernest Hemingway, written in Cuba in 1951 and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and published in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. It is noteworthy in twentieth century fiction, reaffirming Hemingway's worldwide literary prominence as well as being a significant factor in his selection for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.