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Hemingway's adventure novel set on the verge of the tropics.

Harry Morgan is a tough guy making his living during the Depression from his motor boat in Key West, Florida. Although he normally takes out fishing parties, sometimes his boat can be put to other uses. If the money offered is worth his while, Harry will run guns, rum and men to and from Cuba. But he is playing a dicey game. Hemingway’s hardest hero risks not just his living, but his life.

Reviews

This active, passionate life on the verge of the tropics is perfect material for the Hemingway style, and the reader carries away from the book a sense of freshness and exhilaration

New Statesman

Absorbing and moving. It opens with a fusillade of bullets, reaches its climax with another, and sustains a high pitch of excitement throughout

Times Literary Supplement

Its tragic scenes are rendered with an economy of words and a power that might well be the despair of a lesser writer

Scotsman

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784872021

    August 28, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    192 pages

    RRP $24.00

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  • Paperback

    9780099909002

    November 1, 1994

    Arrow

    192 pages

    RRP $25.99

    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

The Old Man and the Sea
For Whom The Bell Tolls
A Farewell To Arms
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
Death In The Afternoon
Across the River and into the Trees
Green Hills Of Africa
Men Without Women
A Moveable Feast
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories
Fiesta
The Essential Hemingway

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