The Old Man and the Sea


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.

An old Cuban fisherman triumphs over a giant marlin--only to have his prized catch literally eaten away by circling sharks.

Author(s): Ernest Hemingway  

ISBN 10: 0684801221
ISBN 13: 9780684801223
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Publication: May 1995
Edition: Reissue
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