The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1996, Hardcover, Special)
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|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 ordeala 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.|
The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. 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 face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic.
|Number Of Pages||96 pages|
|LC Classification Number||PS3515.E37O52 1996|
|Illustrated by||C. F. Tunnicliffe, Raymond Sheppard|
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- 170043807@delet...Jun 26, 2007by
Careful what you wish for.
This is a excellent short novel. That is pact full of great symbolism. People either love this book or find it extremely dull. I truly enjoyed the Old Man's adventure while trying to catch the "big fish". His view points and insights while wrestling with the Marlin are truly great. A great quick read that will leave you pondering for many days.