The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

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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Title:The Old Man and the Sea
Author:Ernest Hemingway
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:The Old Man and the Sea
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:132 pages pages

The Old Man and the Sea Reviews

  • Madeline
    Jun 02, 2007
    "There isn't any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The sharks are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know." -Ernest Hemingway...
  • Greg
    Aug 17, 2007
    Sad book. Read it, but know it is sad. This is probably written at about a 4th grade reading level, and the audience is at least that broad. I'll spare you the christ imagery chit-chat. Why did Ernest Hemingway cross the road? To die. In the rain. ...
  • Jessica
    May 19, 2008
    I was very surprised when I finally tried to read this, and discovered that it bored the living crap out of me. I just couldn't get into it, I don't know why, maybe it was just my mood or something....? I mean, I do like Hemingway. I love the sea, and baseball. I am relatively fond of ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 01, 2008
    521. The Old Man and The Sea, Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Bimini, Bahamas, and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime. One of ...
  • Matt
    Nov 28, 2007
    Worst book ever. Just throw the fucking fish back in. Fuck. ...
  • Dan Schwent
    May 13, 2015
    After eighty-five fishless days, Santiago hooks more than he bargained for. Can he battle everything the sea throws at him to land his prize? In the interest of reading a wider variety of things, I snapped this up like an eighteen-foot marlin bites a baited hook. It was definitely w...
  • Sara
    Apr 22, 2008
    Oh, my good lord in heaven. Cut your line, land your boat and go to McDonald's! Just as in the case of The Great Gatsby, I understand the book. Yes, I know it changed the way American writers write. I also understand that it celebrates the ridiculous American idea that you're only a RE...
  • Cierra
    May 27, 2008
    I'm not a huge Hemingway fan, but I do have to say that this book is one of my favorites and the best that Hemingway wrote. What an incredible tale of human fortitude and self-validation. I love this story so much. I forget I am reading each time: the words are constructed in such a wa...
  • Matt
    Jan 07, 2009
    I read this as a young man and was disappointed. It didn't work for me. I thought it was about a crazy old man gone off the reservation, picking a fight with an innocent fish while ranting about the New York Yankees ("I would like to take the great DiMaggio fishing. They say his father...
  • Stephen
    Aug 04, 2010
    My very first time reading Papa and I absolutely LOVED IT. Sometimes the experience you have with a book can be effected by many things beyond the narrative itself, and I think that is certainly the case here. While I believe I would have loved this story regardless, there is no d...
  • Will Byrnes
    Dec 22, 2012
    It is intimidating to offer a truly critical look at such a classic, so we will ease into it with a few images. The GOP has offered us a ready-made item to begin this list, and yes, I know that John Stewart already snagged this one and threw it back. I turned up a visual art c...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Jan 30, 2012
    The wolves will come... I started this in high spirits as my updates show: "fifth re-read, how thrilling it is to plumb new depths in old wells of wisdom..." But, as I read on towards the last few pages, I couldn't shake the feeling that this is Moby Dick set in an alternate univ...
  • ميقات الراجحي
    Jun 03, 2016
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  • Brina
    Jun 17, 2017
    Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the masters of American 20th century fiction. Garnering from his life experiences, his novels reflect on his time as a newspaper reporter and correspondent in a Europe during both the inner war and war years. A member of the lost generation, Heming...
  • فهد الفهد
    May 23, 2011
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  • Ian "Marvin" Graye
    Feb 23, 2011
    The Old Man and the Allegory This book might just be an allegory of Darwinist Capitalism and the survival of the most aggressive and hungry in the world of corporate enterprise and rivalry. Hey, What's the Big Idea? It describes what it feels like to have one big idea or to in...
  • Lyn
    Jul 30, 2011
    A masterpiece. Like a fable, this has become a part of our cultural consciousness. Santiago's simple heroism is a benchmark for all who persevere and endure. ...
  • Jibran
    Jan 04, 2015
    My big fish must be somewhere. Many years ago when I read The Old Man and the Sea I thought it was going nowhere, that it was too simple and ordinary to be of any consequence. On a second reading, however, my view changed and I ended up loving it. What I mistook for repetition was a...
  • Henry Avila
    Jun 08, 2011
    The tail, excuse me, The tale of an elderly fisherman and his not so good friend , a 1,500 lbs. marlin. They meet for lunch and immediately fight over the menu (he wants the fish , as the main course). This disagreement causes some friction. Boys will be boys. So eventually, the two, d...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Sep 29, 2011
    "You have control over only your karma: never on its fruits. So because of [concern over] the fruits of your karma, never shirk from it." This is most probably the most quoted, used, misused, praised and maligned verse from the Bhagavad Gita, where Lord Krishna instructs Arjuna on t...
  • Fernando
    Feb 08, 2012
    Cuando yo era chico, a la edad de diez aos, acostumbraba a acompaar a mi pap a pescar. A m no me gustaba la pesca, pero me encantaba verlo a l en todo el esplendor de su pasin. Mi padre era carpintero, pero los domingos acostumbraba a subir a su lancha ?Gui-Fer II? que ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Oct 02, 2014
    So, reading this book was my personal penance for reading a rather silly YA fantasy freebie, Obsidian. If I read something particularly shallow and brainless, I make a conscious effort to balance it out with a classic or something that makes me actually use my brain cells. At fi...
  • Matthew
    Mar 05, 2014
    This was my very first Hemingway and I loved it! However, I am not sure if it broke me for future Hemingway novels. This one was so perfect in its simpleness. When I got to other Hemingway novels it was almost like there was too much in them - I wanted the basics of this book again. Th...
  • Ahmad  Ebaid
    Dec 11, 2013
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  • Florencia
    Oct 18, 2015
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  • Foad
    Nov 16, 2013
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  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Jan 03, 2016
    3.5 stars but rounding it up because it's my first review for the new year. Happy 2016, Goodreaders! "No one should be alone in their old age. But it is unavoidable." And so the old man went to the ocean alone on his skiff to catch some fish but ended up being caught by the b...
  • Luís C.
    Aug 21, 2014
    My first Hemingway, that I had looked forward to seeing! And positive results, with a very good read, carried around Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman who has caught further fish for eighty seven days, and decided the next day to attempt once more to conquer the ocean.And from there, we...
  • Councillor
    Dec 08, 2015
    On the first glance, The Old Man and the Sea is a very simple story about a Cuban fisherman fighting against a giant marlin. On the second glance ... it is still a very simple story. You won't find any complex characters in this story, you won't find even the smallest trace of complexi...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    Jul 07, 2017
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