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The Old Man and the Sea

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The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, andlt;Iandgt;The Old Man and the Seaandlt;/Iandgt; has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. 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 face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic.

About the Author

Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers; like Mark Twain, Hemingway is one of those rare authors most people know about, whether they have read him or not. The difference is that Twain, with his white suit, ubiquitous cigar, and easy wit, survives in the public imagination as a basically, lovable figure, while the deeply imprinted image of Hemingway as rugged and macho has been much less universally admired, for all his fame. Hemingway has been regarded less as a writer dedicated to his craft than as a man of action who happened to be afflicted with genius. When he won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Time magazine reported the news under Heroes rather than Books and went on to describe the author as "a globe-trotting expert on bullfights, booze, women, wars, big game hunting, deep sea fishing, and courage." Hemingway did in fact address all those subjects in his books, and he acquired his expertise through well-reported acts of participation as well as of observation; by going to all the wars of his time, hunting and fishing for great beasts, marrying four times, occasionally getting into fistfights, drinking too much, and becoming, in the end, a worldwide celebrity recognizable for his signature beard and challenging physical pursuits.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684830490
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Hemingway Ernest
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Fishers
Subject:
Aged men
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Cuba Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Older men
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction-Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Fiction : Sea Stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Classic Edition
Series:
Scribner Classic
Series Volume:
[71-102]
Publication Date:
January 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ills t/o
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 10.325 oz
Age Level:
Aged men

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