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To Have and Have Not (Scribner Classics) - Ernest Hemingway
To Have and Have Not (Scribner Classics)
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To Have and Have Not is the dramatic, brutal story of Harry Morgan, an honest boat owner who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of the wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen... show more
To Have and Have Not is the dramatic, brutal story of Harry Morgan, an honest boat owner who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of the wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who swarm the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair. In this harshly realistic, yet oddly tender and wise novel, Hemingway perceptively delineates the personal struggles of both the "haves" and the "have nots" and creates one of the most subtle and moving portraits of a love affair in his oeuvre. In turn funny and tragic, lively and poetic, remarkable in its emotional impact, To Have and Have Not takes literary high adventure to a new level. As the Times Literary Supplement observed, "Hemingway's gift for dialogue, for effective understatement, and for communicating such emotions the tough allow themselves, has never been more conspicuous."
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780684859231 (0684859238)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Carissa Green Reads
Carissa Green Reads rated it
2.0 Notes on Adaptation: To Have and Have Not
This will be a combination "Notes on Adaptation" column and review of Hemingway's novel "To Have and Have Not." Generally, I prefer a book to its movie adaptation. The reading experience is richer, deeper, and more personal than the viewing. Many films have credible adaptations; a smaller percent...
mashahsam
mashahsam rated it
3.0 To Have and Have Not (Scribner Classics)
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
0.0 Hemingway's To Have and Have Not
To Have and Have Not has a reputation as Hemingway's worst book, and it is the worst of his books that I have read. The book is experimental. At first it is influenced by noir writing such as Hammett and Chandler. Later it moves out of telling a narrative and starts telling the stories of multipl...
Mike's Reviews
Mike's Reviews rated it
3.0 'To Have and Have Not' by Ernest Hemingway (1937)
Ernest Hemingway, To Have and Have Not (London: Arrow Books, 2004), 180pp A good book but nothing special. Hemingway doesn't seem to identify where he wants to take the story, and this is evidenced in his experimental (and somewhat jarring) switches between third- and first-person, and between str...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
3.0 To Have and Have Not (Scribner Classics)
You would think that it would be difficult to have a depressing story set in the warm and sunny Florida Keys, but this Hemingway novel manages to do it. Henry Morgan's life goes from bleak to bleaker. Set during the Depression, Morgan makes some dicey choices trying to earn enough money for his fa...
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