Book #28038

Old Man And The Sea - 1st Print Appearance

Ernest Hemingway
Old Man And The Sea - 1st Print Appearance. Ernest Hemingway.
Old Man And The Sea - 1st Print Appearance

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Life Magazine, 1952.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Noel Sickles

A lovely September Issue of Life XXXIII (Volume 33) in very good condition, light rubbing to cover. The first appearance in print of The Old Man and the Sea; published 11 days in advance of the book's publication. The full 27,000 word novella on twenty pages of the Life magazine. Hanneman A24A, C370; Grissom A24.1. A.

Hemingway's hugely successful story of the old fisherman landing the biggest fish in his life. Basis for the motion picture starring Spencer Tracy. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize ; Photographs; 88 pages.

Price: $190.00

Author Bio

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. A writer and journalist, he is best known for his novels The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952).

He volunteered for an ambulance unit during World War I and later became a leading member of the "Lost Generation." His terse, understated prose made an indelible mark on 20th century literature and his persona as a sportsman and adventurer inspired generations of followers.

He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for The Old Man and the Sea, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

He nearly died in two plane crashes and the injuries he sustained left him in pain for his remaining years. In 1961, Hemingway committed suicide at his home in Idaho.