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ISLANDS IN THE STREAM.

Hemingway, Ernest.

ISBN 10: 0600771407 / ISBN 13: 9780600771401
Published by SCRIBNERS., NY, 1970
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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First Edition. Close to near fine in a priceclipped, otherwise Nf. Dust jacket. (Traces of faint spotting at edges. 1/4"-inch tear at crest of spine on jacket. ) Made into a fine film starring actor George C. Scott. Bookseller Inventory # 26748

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Title: ISLANDS IN THE STREAM.

Publisher: SCRIBNERS., NY

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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First published in 1970, nine years after Ernest Hemingway's death, Islands in the Stream is the story of an artist and adventurer -- a man much like Hemingway himself. Rich with the uncanny sense of life and action characteristic of his writing -- from his earliest stories (In Our Time) to his last novella (The Old Man and the Sea) -- this compelling novel contains both the warmth of recollection that inspired A Moveable Feast and a rare glimpse of Hemingway's rich and relaxed sense of humor, which enlivens scene after scene. Beginning in the 1930s, Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini, where his loneliness is broken by the vacation visit of his three young sons, to his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II. The greater part of the story takes place in a Havana bar, where a wildly diverse cast of characters -- including an aging prostitute who stands out as one of Hemingway's most vivid creations -- engages in incomparably rich dialogue. A brilliant portrait of the inner life of a complex and endlessly intriguing man, Islands in the Stream is Hemingway at his mature best.

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