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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

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • 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

Also by Ernest Hemingway

For Whom The Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Hemingway on War
Islands in the Stream
The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
By-Line
A Farewell to Arms: The Special Edition
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro
True At First Light
The First Forty-Nine Stories
The Torrents Of Spring
Winner Take Nothing
Across the River and into the Trees
A Moveable Feast
Death In The Afternoon
Green Hills Of Africa
Men Without Women
To Have and Have Not
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories
A Farewell To Arms
Fiesta
The Essential Hemingway

Recommendations

To Kill A Mockingbird
Norwegian Wood
Midnight's Children
Orson Welles, Volume 3
In Pursuit of the Truth
Shopgirls
The Runaway
First Love, Last Rites
All Our Worldly Goods
The Pyramid
The Amateur Marriage
So Long, See You Tomorrow
The Uncommon Reader
District Nurse on Call
Voices of World War Two
Run, Lily, Run
The Final Testimony of Raphael Ignatius Phoenix
Penelope Fitzgerald
This Boy
Islands in the Stream