The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found here

This short novel, already a modern classic, is the superbly told, tragic story of a Cuban fisherman in the Gulf Stream and the giant Marlin he kills and loses — specifically referred to in the citation accompanying the author's Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.

Title:The Old Man and the Sea
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780684830490
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    The Old Man and the Sea Reviews

  • Matt

    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 N...

  • Sara

    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...

  • Matt

    Worst book ever.Just throw the fucking fish back in. Fuck....

  • Madeline

    "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 ...

  • Stephen

    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 th...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    521. The Old Man and The Sea, Ernest HemingwayThe 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 las...

  • Will Byrnes

    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 S...

  • Kenny

    "But man is not made for defeat" he said. "A man can be destroyed, but not defeated." The Old Man and the Sea ~~ Ernest Hemingway”I first encountered Hemingway in college while taking a humanities ...

  • Riku Sayuj

    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...

  • Lisa

    My children and I were crossing a bridge in Rome. Our senses were acutely sharpened. We were aware of each minute spent in this capital of human storytelling, of the neverending drama of human culture...