Harry Morgan was hard, the classic Hemingway hero, rum-running, gun-running and man-running from Cuba to the Florida Keys in the depression. He ran risks, too, from stray coastguard bullets and sudden double-crosses. But it was the only way he could keep his boat, keep his independence, and keep his belly full. "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; trade winds, southern cities and warm seas all admirably described by the instrument of precision with which he writes." - "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
Ernest Hemingway, geb. 1899 als Sohn eines Arztes in Illinois (USA), ging 1921 als Journalist nach Europa und in den Nahen Osten. 1954 erhielt er für sein schriftstellerisches Werk den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Danach verbrachte er fünf Jahre in Paris. 1961 schied er nach schwerer Krankheit freiwillig aus dem Leben.