The Old Man and the Sea
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The Old Man and the Sea


It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the fac...

Title:The Old Man and the Sea
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:132 pages

    The Old Man and the Sea Reviews

  • Matt
    Nov 28, 2007

    Worst book ever.Just throw the fucking fish back in. Fuck....

  • Sara
    Apr 22, 2008

    Oh, my good lord in heaven. Cut your line, land your boat and go to McDonald's! Just as in the case of The Great Gatsby, I understand the book. Yes, I know it changed the way American writers write. I...

  • Stephen
    Aug 04, 2010

    My very first time reading Papa and I absolutely LOVED IT. Sometimes the experience you have with a book can be effected by many things beyond the narrative itself, and I think that is certainly the ...

  • Matt
    Jan 07, 2009

    I read this as a young man and was disappointed. It didn't work for me. I thought it was about a crazy old man gone off the reservation, picking a fight with an innocent fish while ranting about the N...

  • Madeline
    Jun 02, 2007

    "There isn't any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The sharks are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say ...

  • Will Byrnes
    Dec 22, 2012

    It is intimidating to offer a truly critical look at such a classic, so we will ease into it with a few images. The GOP has offered us a ready-made item to begin this list, and yes, I know that John S...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Jan 30, 2012

    The wolves will come...I started this in high spirits as my updates show: "fifth re-read, how thrilling it is to plumb new depths in old wells of wisdom..."But, as I read on towards the last few pages...

  • Brina
    Jun 17, 2017

    Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the masters of American 20th century fiction. Garnering from his life experiences, his novels reflect on his time as a newspaper reporter and correspondent in a E...

  • Jibran
    Jan 04, 2015

    My big fish must be somewhere.Many years ago when I read The Old Man and the Sea I thought it was going nowhere, that it was too simple and ordinary to be of any consequence. On a second reading, howe...

  • Fernando
    Feb 08, 2012

    Cuando yo era chico, a la edad de diez años, acostumbraba a acompañar a mi papá a pescar. A mí no me gustaba la pesca, pero me encantaba verlo a él en todo el esplendor de su pasión. Mi padre er...

About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collec