To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 26mm | 499.99g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0753163608
  • 9780753163603

Review Text

A somewhat puzzling book, but - all in all - it is good Hemingway, and a sure sale. Key West and Cuba form the settings for a tough story of men at the end of their tether, grasping at any straw, regardless of risk, to turn a few dollars. Rum-running, smuggling aliens, carrying revolutionary arms. Gangsters, rich sportsmen, sated with routine, dissipated women and men - they are not an incentive to belief in the existence of decent people. But in spite of the hard-boiled, bitter and cruel streak, there is a touch of tenderness, sympathy, humanity. Adventure - somewhat disjointed. The first section seems simply to set the stage - the story starting after the prelude is over. The balance forms a unit, working up to a tragic climax and finale. There is something of The Sun Also Rises,and a Faulkner quality, Faulkner at his best. A book for men - and not for the squeamish. You know your Hemingway market. His first novel in 8 years. (Kirkus Reviews)show more