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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

Modern and Contemporary Fiction

The Old Man and the Sea Synopsis

One of the greatest novels of the 20th century by one of the greatest writers in American history - THE BOOK THAT WON ERNEST HEMINGWAY THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

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.

Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements in which he lives. Not a single word is superfluous in this widely admired masterpiece, which once and for all established his place as one of the giants of modern literature.

The Old Man and the Sea Press Reviews

The best story Hemingway has written...No page of this beautiful master-work could have been done better or differently. - Sunday Times

It is unsurpassed in Hemingway's oeuvre. Every word tells and there is not a word too many -- Anthony Burgess -

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ISBN: 9780099908401
Publication date: 04/01/1994
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099908401
Publication date: 4th January 1994
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Genres: Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
Collections: 60+ Novels to Bring You Back to Nature,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921. In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. Recognition of his position in ...

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