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The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea
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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 ordeal—a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780684830490 (0684830493)
ASIN: 684830493
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 93
Edition language: English
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
4.0 Der Fang seines Lebens
Der alte Fischer Santiago hat schon tagelang kein Glück. Lange Zeit hinweg ist ihm kein Fisch ins Netz gegangen. Trotzdem ist er optimistisch und ahnt nicht, dass ihm der Fang seines Lebens bevorsteht.Es ist schwierig hierzu eine Rezension zu schreiben, ohne nicht zu viel von der Geschichte zu verra...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 The Old Man and the Sea
Please note that I gave this book 4.5 stars and rounded it up to 5 stars on Goodreads.I have to say that this is a great little short story that you can finish within an hour. Besides the story becoming slightly repetitive after the old man goes out to try his hand at fishing, everything else in the...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.0 A Man Goes Fishing
I was going to do something really naughty. I read this book years ago in High School and wasn't particularly impressed namely because my English teacher and I never saw eye to eye; I preferred fantasy books to modern literature; and as far as I was concerned this was simply about a guy who got into...
Optimistic and constructive books
Optimistic and constructive books rated it
4.0 The old man and the sea
This is the book of a friendship between a man and a boy, the book of the courage and the battle where the hope survive amongst the deepest misery. The language is mainly sustained by the action but Hemingway share as well the fisher's intimate thoughts, his internal conflicts for his 'friend' fish....
Rona Reads...
Rona Reads... rated it
4.0 The Old Man and the Sea
I decided to read this book last night for the Popsugar challenge and I finished it within a few hours. There are some great imagery described by the author in this book, although I am not sure I totally grasp the deeper meanings that are contained within the story. I enjoyed the story in itself, ev...
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