The Old Man and the Sea
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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 fac...

Title:The Old Man and the Sea
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0684830493
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:132 pages

    The Old Man and the Sea Reviews

  • Matt
    Nov 28, 2007

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

  • 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...

  • Stephen
    May 16, 2012

    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 ...

  • Matt
    Apr 26, 2016

    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...

  • Will Byrnes
    Oct 26, 2016

    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...

  • Madeline
    Sep 06, 2015

    "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 ...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Nov 21, 2014

    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...

  • Jibran
    Oct 28, 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, howe...

  • Ahmad  Ebaid
    Jul 21, 2016

    "لماذا يستيقظ من تقدمت بهم السن مبكرا !! ألكي يفوزوا بيوم أطول عن الآخرين"والجملة السابقة من الرواية, تلخص شعور ...

  • 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 ...