The Old Man and the SeaBook - 1996
A new edition of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work, chronicling the endurance of a Cuban fisherman, celebrates the Hemingway centennial and coincides with the release of an animated Sony-IMAX film of the tale. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.
Story of an old fisherman's struggle against natural obstacles that hinder the catch of a huge marlin
Simon and Schuster
Told in language of great simplicity and power, this story of courage and personal triumph remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works.
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal—a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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an incredibly courageous old man hooks a swordfish while fishing alone, but must battle sharks all the way home. There is little left of the fish by the time arrives exhausted and dehydrated, but at least his young friend is there to comfort him.
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