The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

By Ernest Hemingway

  • Release Date: 2002-07-25
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
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Description

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.

Reviews

  • MUST READ

    5
    By Prophet Amos
    A must read classic. Now Apple must get OLD MAN AND THE SEA narrated by Charlton Heston.
  • Don't wast your time

    1
    By Cashregisterdude
    this is the worst book that i have ever read and i wish that i could get the hours i spent reading this back so i could do something valuable with my time
  • The Old Man and the Sea

    5
    By rcgmiami
    It is clear why this book won the Pulitzer Prize. You feel the life you are reading about. You feel the pain, the sadness, and the strength of nature. Just as the "old man dreamed " we can dream of and work to become such descriptive narrators. If you want to read great writing this is it.
  • Over Rated

    1
    By Awesome 👓🙉😋
    I had the read this book for a assignment for class and I halfway through I was confused and I had no idea what he was talking about half the time and it's pretty much it could be written like say the old man went fishing caught a fish got dragged out to sea and he did it for nothing.
  • The old man and the sea

    5
    By Drlulu58
    Great book!
  • This could be written in one sentence.

    1
    By 777Typhoon777
    "An old man went fishing, and was pulled by a fish, but the fish was eaten by a shark when the man killed it" Overrated.
  • An amazing piece of literature

    5
    By 1125263993638373
    Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" is a wonderful tale about perseverance and self confidence and, is not only well written, but is an incredible adventure story. During the book, Santiago, the old man, encounters criticism from fellow fishermen, extremely bad luck, feats of strength and loneliness. There are many aspects of the story that states the point of never giving up. The book was a great read and quite interesting. It was suspenseful and also sad at some points, most especially the hardships that he faced. One of the great things about the book is that it shows the confidence and endurance of the old man in many ways, like how he is always hearing criticism from fellow fishermen or when he stays with the fish for more than 24 hours. Since it is so well written, the book can not be improved in any way. The people that would enjoy the book are people looking for a great short story of Hemingway's or an introduction to a great American author. Also, it is a story for anyone that wants a great adventure story. The book is very unique and is unlike any other book. In conclusion, the story is not so much of triumph, but more of mental and physical endurance. Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" is a wonderful tale about perseverance and self confidence and, is not only well written, but is an incredible adventure story. During the book, Santiago, the old man, encounters criticism from fellow fishermen, extremely bad luck, feats of strength and loneliness. I thought the book was great and quite interesting. I found it suspenseful and also sad at some points, most especially the hardships that he faced. One of the great things about the book is that it shows the confidence and endurance of the old man in many ways, like how he is always hearing criticism from fellow fishermen or when he stays with the fish for more than 24 hours. Since it is so well written, I don't think the book can improved in any way. The people I think that would most enjoy the book are people looking for a great short story of Hemingway's or an introduction to a great American author. Also, it is a story for anyone that wants a great adventure story. The book is very unique and is unlike any other book that I have read. In conclusion, the story is not so much of triumph, but more of endurance.
  • the one

    5
    By johnny on the spot
    For me, this is the best and also most accessible piece ever written by Hemmingway. His simple story of a simple man in simple prose - sounding like a translated manuscript - has been proven timeless. We are all Santiago in one form. If you read just one Hemmingway - make it El Viejo y El Mar.
  • Simply Perfect

    5
    By BiminiBud
    Perfectly Simple
  • Very Slow.

    1
    By TheCro310
    The ending was no where near good enough to make up for the lack of action throughout. Too many non-English and expletive words. If there was a message I'm just simple, because I couldn't see it. Overall weak.

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