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'The best story Hemingway has written. No page of this beautiful master-work could have been done better or differently' Sunday Times

Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the tale of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. This story of heroic endeavour won Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. It stands as a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements.

Reviews

A quite wonderful example of narrative art. The writing is as taut, and at the same time as lithe and cunningly played out, as the line on which the old man plays the fish

Guardian

It is unsurpassed in Hemingway's oeuvre. Every word tells and there is not a word too many

Anthony Burgess

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099273967

    March 5, 1999

    Vintage Classics

    112 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099908401

    January 4, 1994

    Arrow

    112 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au