Listing books by Ernest Hemingway
|Full title||The Old Man and the Sea [permalink]|
|Author||Ernest Hemingway (author)|
|Categories||Adventure and novel|
|Original publication year||1952|
|ISBN||978-0-09-990840-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
The story of an old man setting out to sea, and his struggle when he catches the biggest fish of his life.
This is a pretty short book, and a pleasant read it is. It's about an old fisherman in Havana, Santiago, whose luck has run out (he hasn't caught a fish in several months). He has a young apprentice who is then forbidden by his parents to fish with Santiago, because of his unluckiness. The old man sets off in his skiff alone, far out in the sea, and catches a marlin, the biggest fish he's ever caught. The fish is tenacious, and the fight with him lasts for two days.
If you want to know whether or not the old man succeeds, read the book. I definitely recommend it.