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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Amazing book, and amazing writing. - Goodreads
Yes, his prose style can be irritating. - Goodreads
... ending was a good ending. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Ariel (mot_avant) - Goodreads

This is a biased review. It contains spoilers, in memoriam sentimentality, and personal quips. Beware. Here's the deal: I'm fixing to be 27 in a little over a month. So I'm feeling pretty sentimental ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brett - Goodreads

3.5 out of 5 The story was well written and made me pity the old man, Santiago. Hemingway brilliantly captured the essence of human desire and motivation, and reflected it in the determination of the ... 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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