Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, this is the story of an old man, a young boy, and a giant fish. This text won for Ernest Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Sean Hemingway, this edition includes a number of Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son Jack and his first wife, Hadley.
Hemingway's first novel, set in 1920s Paris, a city of Pernod, parties and expatriate Americans, loose-living on money from home. Jake is wildly in love with the aristocratic, beautiful and sensuous Brett Ashley, and the couple are drawn towards the dazzle and excitement of the Spanish fiesta.
A young American volunteers for the Italian ambulance service in World War I. Working near the front, he meets and falls in love with a British nurse. Disillusioned by the war, he makes the decision to desert, taking his new love to Switzerland.
High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels.
From haunting tragedy on the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro to brutal sensationalism in the bullring; from rural America with its deceptive calm to the heart of war-ravaged Europe, each of the stories in the classic collection is a feat of imagination.
Here are Hemingway's memories of his life as an unknown writer in the Paris of the 1920s. He looks not only at himself but also at the other writers who were there at the time: James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein
"In 1918 Ernset Hemingway went to the ""war to end all wars"", in the ambulance service in Italy. He was wounded and twice decorated. Here he recreates the fear, comradeship, and the courage of his young American volunteer and the men an women he meets in Italy."