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The first time we meet Harry Morgan, he is sitting in a Havana bar watching a gun battle raging out in the street. After seeing a Cuban get his head blown off with a Luger, Morgan reacts with typical Hemingway understatement: "I took a quick one out of the first bottle I saw open and I couldn't tell you yet what it was. The whole thing made me feel pretty bad." Still feeling bad, Harry heads out in his boat on a charter fishing expedition for which he is later stiffed by the client. With not even enough money to fill his gas tanks, he is forced to agree to smuggle some illegal Chinese for the mysterious Mr. Sing. From there it's just a small step to carrying liquor--a disastrous run that ends when Harry loses an arm and his boat. Once Harry gets mixed up in the brewing Cuban revolution, however, even those losses seem small compared to what's at stake now: his very life.
Hemingway tells most of this story in the third person, but, significantly, he brackets the whole with a section at the beginning told from Harry's perspective and a short, heart-wrenching chapter at the end narrated by his wife, Marie. In between there is adventure, danger, betrayal, and death, but this novel begins and ends with the tough and tender portrait of a man who plays the cards that are dealt him with courage and dignity, long after hope is gone. --Alix Wilber -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch .
A word is warning is appropriate before going into the book. Most of the book speaks from the perspective of a person who uses highly prejorative terms about people of different... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 1. September 2007 von Donald Mitchell
Sehr einfach geschrieben und dennoch ausdrucksstark und spannend. Bei diesem Buch lohnt es sich auch für Englischschwache Leser, wie ich eienr bin, das Buch in der... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 28. Dezember 2002 von "ngrueter"
Es geht um einen Schmuggler / Kapitän, der sich selbst und andere nicht schont. Fischfang und Mord. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 7. Dezember 2002 veröffentlicht
I've read all of Hemingway's work over a several year period and I do find that -- he would be happy to know -- he is one of the few authors that I (at least) can read again, and... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 8. Juni 2000 von J. Fischer
To Have and Have Not is a character study of a failure - Harry Morgan. He is a poor man in Key West and Cuba who cannot figure out how to make a living, so he turns to murder,... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 2. Januar 2000 von Alpine
Its a story of a fisherman sort of like Old Man and the Sea but this novel has a different twist to it, the main character broke and has to find a way to make a deal with another... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 18. Mai 1999 veröffentlicht
There is not enough information on this story. I picked this book for a criticism paper in english and could not find anything about the various themes or elements of this story. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 22. April 1999 veröffentlicht