The Old Man and the Sea (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 25, 2002 - Fiction - 100 pages
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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.

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Amazing storytelling. - Goodreads
The book was at sometimes hard to read through. - Goodreads
Stunning crystal clear prose! - Goodreads
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... ending was a good ending. - Goodreads
I liked the book and its insights into human nature. - Goodreads

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It was worth reading. A bit dry but good. Read full review

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The first of Hemingway's novels I read, I finished most of the novel sitting in line at the DMV a few years ago, and it was then that I realized that Hemingway was truly great, and that the DMV wasn't ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

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