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The Old Man and the Sea


Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The ... Show synopsis

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  • Papa wrote a oner. Oct 17, 2009
    by dekesolomon

    Not in the least intimidated by the physical and philosophical heft of 'Moby-Dick,' Hemingway's novella, 'The Old Man and the Sea' stands next to Melville's triumphal door-stop and dares to ask which is the ultimate fish story. This writer, being a coward, chooses 'The Old Man and the Sea' on technical grounds: Moby-Dick was not a fish. Thus thoughtful readers are left to decide for themselves.

  • great book Sep 10, 2009
    by HighSchoolfreshmen

    the book was in great condition no bents or torn pages.. looked like a brand new book.. cheaper than the one at Books a Million.. THX!

  • My Favorite Hemmingway Oct 13, 2008
    by skyprincess

    I have read many of Hemmingway's book and this one is my favorite. I read it to my son when he was about nine and he loved it also. There are wonderful images conveyed of an earlier Cuba, the ocean, fishing and aging in this timeless classic. Short and sweet, this book is perfect for an afternoon, or a vacation read while on a cruise.

  • A Piece of Literary Art Oct 4, 2008
    by Nayla

    what i really liked about this book is the ability of the author to intrigue the reader mostly by his narrative, despite the lack of dialogue. Only a master at his talent could achieve that.

  • The Sea is Life Jun 9, 2007
    by Ron Townsend

    The old fisherman is determined to find a big fish after a long time with nothing and
    finally, encouraged by a small boy, finds a huge marline which he lashes to the skiff.
    He is too far out, however, and the blood of the marlin has drawn sharks which nibble
    the marlin to smithereens. Even his gallant effort to protect the marlin by fighting the
    sharks leaves him with a 18 foot skeleton. The moral of this story is very simple: no
    matter how difficult life becomes, don't quit. The simple words and allusions to life
    in general in this story that was mentioned in the Nobel Prize committee's statement
    when awarding Hemingway the Nobel Prize in 1954 prove that length is not essential
    for a good story. Mr. Hemingway has always been my hero in words. I hope he is to
    you too.

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