Old Man and the Sea

Old Man and the Sea Summary

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 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.

Book Reviews


domination of minds4 star

The old man was poor, weak and alone. But the sea made him brave and strong. That’s the art.45


The old man and the sea1 star

Very boring book. It is the worst book I’ve ever read in my life. Don’t waist your time. Very overrated!15


#8005 star

This book was amazing And I am review #80055


Not what i expected5 star

This is my first book by Hemingway and I’m blown away at how he took a story about a man fishing and made me love the man, the boat, the fish, the boy and all other parts of this so much.55


The old man and the sea5 star

Great read ! It’s a must .55

Prophet Amos


A must read classic. Now Apple must get OLD MAN AND THE SEA narrated by Charlton Heston.55


Don't wast your time1 star

this is the worst book that i have ever read and i wish that i could get the hours i spent reading this back so i could do something valuable with my time15


The Old Man and the Sea5 star

It is clear why this book won the Pulitzer Prize. You feel the life you are reading about. You feel the pain, the sadness, and the strength of nature. Just as the "old man dreamed " we can dream of and work to become such descriptive narrators. If you want to read great writing this is it.55


The old man and the sea5 star

Great book!55


This could be written in one sentence.1 star

"An old man went fishing, and was pulled by a fish, but the fish was eaten by a shark when the man killed it" Overrated.15

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