The old man has gone 84 days without catching a fish, everything about him is old except his eyes, they are the colour of the sea. He finally catches a fish, but this is no ordinary fish, nor is his fierce and determined response.
Originally published in 1944, this anthology of stories by Hemingway displays the author's exceptional gift of narrative ability by which he creates a well-told tale simply by describing a scene in his inimitable way.
This title is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December 1933. It is an examination of the lure of the hunt and an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landsape.
Richard Cantrell, an American colonel falls passionately in love with an Italian countess in Venice just after World War Two has ended. The fighting may have ended but for some the longed-for peace has come too late.
Hemingway's men are bullfighters and boxers, hired hands and hard drinkers, gangsters and gunmen. Each of their stories deals with masculine toughness unsoftened by woman's hand. Incisive, hard-edged, pared down to the bare minimum, they are classic Hemingway territory.
Harry Morgan was a hard, classic Hemingway hero. He had to be hard, rum-running, gun-running and man-running from Cuba to the Florida Keys in the Depression. He ran risks too, from stray coastguard bullets and sudden double-crosses.
To be published on the centenary of Hemingway's birth, True At First Light is the fictionalised account of Hemingway's time living and hunting in Kenya. The single draft made was discovered and edited by his son Patrick.
This collection comprises: "Fiesta", Hemingway's first major novel; long extracts from "A Farewell to Arms", "To Have and Have Not" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls"; 25 complete short stories; and the Epilogue to "Death in the Afternoon".
In this book Hemingway shares his passion for bullfighting. The technical skills are described and explained, with chapters on individual bullfighters and the bulls. This work also contains a number of short stories inspired by the intense life and inevitable death of those violent afternoons.
Features hunters, wives, old men of wisdom, waiters, fighters, women loved, women lost: living on the raw edge, making love, and facing the inevitable reality of death. As an introduction to the author's work, or as an overview of the themes he developed in his novels, this work presents a collection of stories.