The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

Downloadable audio file Publication Date: 01/05/2006

 
2007 Audie Award Finalist for Solo Narration--Male

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.

ISBN:
9780743565134
9780743565134
Category:
Fiction & related items
Format:
Downloadable audio file
Publication Date:
01-05-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon Schuster Audio
Country of origin:
United States
Ernest Hemingway

American novelist and short story writer Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Succinct and lucid in his prose style, he exercised an enormous influence over English-language authors of the 20th century.

A member of the expatriate Lost Generation circle, Hemingway cultivated a larger-than-life image of vigorous masculinity complemented by an intense sensitivity.

He drew upon his adventures as a big-game hunter, bullfighter, and fisherman for his fiction as well as his service as a WWI ambulance driver and a reporter during the Spanish Civil War and WWII.

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