Old Man and the Sea

eBook, 77 pages

English language

Published July 24, 2002 by Scribner Classics.

ISBN:
978-0-7432-3730-7
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4 stars (27 reviews)

Ernest Hemingway’s most beloved and popular novel ever, with millions of copies sold—now featuring early drafts and supplementary material as well as a personal foreword by the only living son of the author, Patrick Hemingway, and an introduction by the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway.The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. 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. 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. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novel confirmed his power and presence in the literary world …

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1 star

Porażka. Jeśli to jest najlepsza powieść Hemingwaya, to wolę nie wiedzieć jaka jest najgorsza.
3/4 książki to opis połowu. Być może gratka dla zapalonych wędkarzy. Z pewnością nie dla młodzieży, a przecież to lektura szkolna. Trzeba naprawdę nieźle się skuć, żeby doszukiwać się w tym utworze głębi dotyczącej przemijania, wewnętrznej walki oraz konfrontacji marzeń z rzeczywistością.

Review of 'Old Man and the Sea' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

(3.5 Star)

Over the past few months, I have found myself thinking about this book some. I first read it back in the summer before 10th grade for school, but I just remember powering through it at my cousin's house just to get it done with rather than actually taking it on, you know, typical 15 year old stuff. Anyways, I really feel like this is one of those books that shouldn't really be taught in schools in the 10th grade, not because it's bad or because of any kind of explicit content, but more because it's just not really a book that's written for that kind of more immature audience.

The book started out okay for me. There were some writing things with Hemingway's style in this one that were just a bit jarring. An example is this one passage, which I think can be referred to as a …

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Subjects

  • American fiction (fictional works by one author)
  • Cuba, fiction