To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway

To Have and Have Not

By Ernest Hemingway

  • Release Date: 2002-07-25
  • Genre: Classics
4 Score: 4 (From 147 Ratings)


From one of the best writers in American literature, a classic novel about smuggling, intrigue, and love.

To Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man 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 throng 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. By turns funny and tragic, lively and poetic, remarkable in its emotional impact, To Have and Have Not is literary high adventure at its finest.


  • Hard to follow, but ok story

    By Swag Hawk123
    Read this for Summer Reading. Kinda hard to follow along because the point of view is constantly changing. Make sure u pay really close attention in the beginning. If not you'll be lost the rest of the book
  • Great!!

    By Erik Carlstrom
    Incredible tale of love, emotion, and how money can control them
  • To Have and Have Not

    By Buff'70
    His darkest work, his most existential, Tales of Kilamanjaro not withstanding. His reflections on suicide, which killed his father, foreshadowing his own, many years later, with his father's shotgun.