The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal--a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in , this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the Nobel Prize for literature. Batranul si marea cristi. Toggle Dropdown Advanced Search.

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See Featured Authors Answering Questions. Answered Questions Is it appropriate for my six year old? He's pretty advanced. Marilyn There are so many great kids' books! What is wrong with a kid reading kids' books? Save this one for later when he can understand the depth of the boo …more There are so many great kids' books! Save this one for later when he can understand the depth of the book. Walter Brooks wrote his series in the 's. IF you can find any of them they are wonderful.

Freddy becomes a detective, he writes a newspaper, he goes to school and plays baseball. He travels to Florida and also to the North Pole. It was a pleasure to read and a magnificent book,but i have noticed the other reviews of this book marking it as "bad" or "waste of time" i would like to know if my understanding of it correct,just what exactly was the purpose or message behind this book exactly?

Also read the lst line of this bookdreaming about roaring lionsimplies undefeated mind ready for glorious adventure in life!. Brilliant novella. I didn't appreciate it in college. At the age of 47 the symbolism, the themes are definelty not lost on me now. Does anyone agree that is a story aimed more at 'older' folk? Melissa There are things inherently that I like about this book from the first 10 pages or so.

I really like how the old man simply enjoys his surroundings, a …more There are things inherently that I like about this book from the first 10 pages or so. I really like how the old man simply enjoys his surroundings, and the details in the book almost allow you to enjoy them with him. I am 24, and I would say you have to be in the right mind set to appreciate this book. The reason I say that is due to the fact that the book moves pretty slowly and references everyday occurrences for the old man which can feel boring.

However, with the right mindset the slowness of the book adds to the enjoyment of the everyday details the old man is enjoying. This is something I realized 50 pages in almost halfway through the book. So, a re-read may just make this book more enjoyable in general unless you have the right mindset right away.

I am a 14 year old and i find it difficult to read this book. Should i read it or not. I read so many young adult books but I am unable to understand this one. What should i do? Maxine Just put it aside for now, and try reading it when you are older. I promise, it will be more meaningful to you then. Load 5 more questions. Unanswered Questions I was already Done to read this story.

Hemingway could have easily stretched this book to triple the lenghth with the richness of story and narrative that he has mustered in his wonderful piece, I believe if the book has a single flaw that is it, that it is too short and simple when I am well aware that Hemingway was capable of using much more floral descripting language-- what are yours?

I read Old Man and the Sea. I tried to rate it in the Oasis and it just gives an error message plus it won't allow me to proceed to read! What's up with this? I'm so angry right now. I'm three quarters of the way through the book.

I came here to click the "Currently Reading" button. My question is: Given that the first sentence of the book description at the top of this page spoilt the ending for me, is there any pointing in reading the rest of the? Is there anyone with edit privileges who can fix that so the book is not ruined for a whole generation of book lovers?

I did not get why the two tourists mistakenly think the old man's sword fish is a shark. As this scene is on the last page of the book, I believe Hemingway is making a point, but I don't get it - does anyone know or have theories?

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