Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, illustrated 1971

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Title: The Old Man and the Sea

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Book Club Associates

Publication Date: 1971

Format: Hardcover

The book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear; a delightful addition to any library!

Reader's note

A stylish illustrated vintage copy of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway--one among a bounty of classic books and gorgeous vintage books on our 2nd hand bookstore!

'He always thought of the sea as 'la mar' which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman. Some of the younger fishermen, those who used buoys as floats for their lines and had motorboats, bought when the shark livers had brought much money, spoke of her as 'el mar' which is masculine.They spoke of her as a contestant or a place or even an enemy. But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought.'