The old man and the sea

Ernest Hemingway ; illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard.
Year 1996
Series Scribner classics
Publisher Scribner
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The Old Man and the Sea is the story of an epic battle between an old, experienced fisherman and a large marlin. The novel opens with the explanation that the fisherman, who is named Santiago, has gone 84 days without catching a fish. He is so unlucky that his young apprentice, Manolin, has been forbidden by his parents to sail with the old man and been ordered to fish with more successful fishermen. Still dedicated to the old man, however, the boy visits Santiago's shack each night, hauling back his fishing gear, getting him food and discussing American baseball and his favorite player Joe DiMaggio.

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  • Wonderful book. I think one of Hemmingways best. Well written and captivating story of timeless proportions. Written by Anonymous user (IP:88.73.177.21), February 16, 2012, 2:22 PM UTC

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Title
The old man and the sea
Ernest Hemingway ; illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard.
Author
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher
Scribner
Series
Scribner classics
Year
1996
Language
eng
ISBN
0684830493 (alk. paper)
LC Control No.
96011419
LC Classification
PS3515.E37
Dewey Class. No.
813/.52
Type
Book
Keywords
Older Men · Fishers · Male Friendship · Cuba · Bildungsromane · Allegories

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