The Old Man and the Sea

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Harper Collins, Feb 14, 2012 - Fiction - 127 pages
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Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman, has gone 84 days without catching a fish. Confident that his bad luck is at an end, he sets off alone, far into the Gulf Stream, to fish. Santiago’s faith is rewarded, and he quickly hooks a marlin…a marlin so big he is unable to pull it in and finds himself being pulled by the giant fish for two days and two nights.

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Amazing storytelling. - Goodreads
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I've read Hemingway before. Hell, I'm an English major with a Masters in English and a High School English teacher who has taught American Literature for years to boot. I've read The Sun Also Rises ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marshall Hiatt - Goodreads

I appreciate literature. I love books and words and metaphors and all that. I hated this book. The writing style, the story. It felt like I was trying to read a deep philosophical metaphor written by a ten year old Cuban. Read full review

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Ernest Hemingway was one of America’s foremost journalists and authors. A winner of both the Pulitzer Prize (1953) and the Nobel Prize for Literature (1954), Hemingway is widely credited with driving a fundamental shift in prose writing in the early twentieth century. As an American expatriate in Paris in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway achieved international fame with such literary works as The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, and For Whom the Bell Tolls, which depicts his experience as a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway died in 1961, leaving behind a rich literary legacy.

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