The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway

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ISBN13: 9780099908401
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Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was The Old Man and the Sea that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements in which he lives. Not a single word is superflous in this widely admired masterpiece, which once and for all established his place as one of the giants of modern literature.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 112
Item Height 16 mm
Item Width 111 mm
Item Weight 67 Gram
Product Dimensions 111 x 16 x 175
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Book Overview Regarded by many as the simplest and greatest story he ever wrote - from the Nobel Prize-winning author of A Farewell to Arms
Prizes Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1953.

It is unsurpassed in Hemingway's oeuvre. Every word tells and there is not a word too many -- Anthony Burgess
The best story Hemingway has written...No page of this beautiful master-work could have been done better or differently. * Sunday Times *

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899 as the son of a doctor and the second of six children. After a stint as an ambulance driver at the Italian front, Hemingway came home to America in 1919, only to return to the battlefield - this time as a reporter on the Greco-Turkish war - in 1922. Resigning from journalism to focus on his writing instead, he moved to Paris where he renewed his earlier friendship with fellow American expatriates such as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Through the years, Hemingway travelled widely and wrote avidly, becoming an internationally recognized literary master of his craft. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.