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The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand-to-fin) with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway's favorite motifs of physical and moral challenge. Yet Santiago is too old and infirm to partake of the gun-toting machismo that disfigured much of the author's later work: "The brown blotches of the benevolent s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780791047781
ISBN-10: 0791047784
Publication Date: 9/1980
Pages: 127
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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2.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Book Type: Library Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Great, short read. I love Hemingway and once again, so much happens with so little action. I never would have thought that a story about a man fishing out at sea could keep me entertained for 150 pages! I definitely recommend reading it!
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Helpful Score: 3
Classic story of man vs nature that is laced with deeper meaning. Works as an adventure story and a story to make you think of your place in the world and the parallels in your life. Quick read, but powerful.
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Classic story about human perserverance.
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Timeless classic. Great for young adults and adults
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A true classic written by one of America's greatest literary heroes
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Santiago (Primary Character)
Manolin (Major Character)

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