The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/02/1999
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The Old Man and the Sea
Rightfully deserved classic status
I realised a while back that I had never read any Ernest Hemingway, along with a raft of other classics and felt it was time to start filling that gap in m... READ MORE
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The Old Man and the Sea
Better Every Time You Read It
Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea in 1952 to prove to critics that he could still write after he had not had a successful book published since... READ MORE
Jane Mac


The book that won Ernest Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature 'It's silly not to hope. It's a sin he thought' Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the tale of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. This story of heroic endeavour won Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. It stands as a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements. 'The best story Hemingway has written. No page of this beautiful master-work could have been done better or differently' Sunday Times 'The writing is as taut, and at the same time as lithe and cunningly played out, as the line on which the old man plays the fish' Guardian

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099273967
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Weight: 85g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm

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The Old Man and the Sea
A metaphor for life if ever there was one
Okay this may not be the most riveting read in the world but, thanks to Hemingway's ability as a writer, it still leaves you quite breathless as the reader... READ MORE
The Old Man and the Sea
A Book... or a Painting?
Hemingway was obsessed with the impressionist art movement. He lived in Paris for a while, breathed in his environment, and decided that if he couldn’t pai... READ MORE
Roman Alizarde