• Old Man and the Sea
  • Old Man and the Sea
  • Old Man and the Sea
  • Old Man and the Sea
ISBN: 0684801221
EAN13: 9780684801223
Language: English
Release Date: May 5, 1995
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.31" H x 7.8" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature.

Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer in the twentieth century, and for his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Hemingway wrote in short, declarative sentences and was known for his tough, terse prose. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Ernest Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that lead to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of Read More chevron_right

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   I put off reading this too long!
I have read many of Hemingway's novels, but I have always resisted reading The Old Man and the Sea. The idea of a single character out at sea was too boring for me. I decided to give it a try after reading a list of the 100 best novels. The novel is gripping. I couldn't put it down. It is filled with action, suspense, and a touching story of a relationship between an old man and a young boy.
 
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   Old Man and the Sea still pleases
The book is not new and so I heard the information about it. I wanted to see if I liked the book that became famous. I liked it. It led me through a range of emotions, which is the idea with any fiction book and I identified with the character's hopes. The evolution of events that happen while he's fishing is due to the fact that there is no big punch at the end. This is a good story about a guy catching fish. I'm glad I read it.
 
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   Tiny print
No one could possibly read this book because of the small print. It wasn't what I was looking for. I think it was very misleading.
 
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   Worth Your Time
In high school, I first read this and found it to be significant. It was very powerful for me at a different stage in my life.
 
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   Lots of writing on all pages of the book
I was expecting the book to be used and that it would wear and tear. The copy I received was in great condition. I am not happy with the way the pages are written and marked in the book. It makes it hard to read. I only gave 2 stars because of other things than what was written in and the condition was good.
 
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   Lame
You hear about this book all the time, so I decided to read it. I don't understand how Ernest Hemingway could write a book like this. I must eat the tuna so that I will not have a failure of strength. The most basic vocabulary is atrocious, and is often used in the same sentence, but with different meanings. How did this book become a masterpiece?
 
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   Short Simple Greatness
It is a classic for a book that you could read in a couple hours. When Ernest Hemingway wrote A Farewell To Arms or For Whom The Bell Tolls, he didn't want it to be a long story filled with complex emotions. This book is very similar to his short stories, with its simplistic writing. If you go into this book expecting a fully detailed backdrop, you will be disappointed, I recommend reading those before you start. It is totally worth it.
 
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   What an adventure
This book is perfect for everyone. I enjoyed reading it again after many years. It's all about learning who you are and triumph. One is never old. The old man and the fish were very similar.
 
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   Tragic
I didn't remember this book being so depressing when I read it as a child. Thus is life. Your demise may be your biggest catch. He caught a fish.
 
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   A beautiful story
Young men in the village ridicule a humble fisherman. Santiago doesn't care what fishing brings. He does it because he loves fishing. He feels loved and respected at the sea.
 
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