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

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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
ISBN:0684830493
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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ahmad  Ebaid
    Dec 11, 2013

    "لماذا يستيقظ من تقدمت بهم السن مبكرا !! ألكي يفوزوا بيوم أطول عن الآخرين"والجملة السابقة من الرواية, تلخص شعور ...

  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Jan 03, 2016

    3.5 stars but rounding it up because it's my first review for the new year. Happy 2016, Goodreaders! "No one should be alone in their old age. But it is unavoidable." And so the old man went to the ...

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