The Old Man and the Sea
    The Old Man and the Sea (Paperback, Ernest Hemingway)

    The Old Man and the Sea  (Paperback, Ernest Hemingway)

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    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random House
    • ISBN: 9780099908401, 0099908409
    • Edition: 2004
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    First published in the year 1951, The Old Man And The Sea is a book that revolves around the life of a fisherman named Santiago, and his struggle with a huge marlin in the Gulf stream.

    Summary Of The Book

    In the beginning of The Old Man And The Sea, the readers are introduced to the protagonist, who is unable to catch a single fish for 84 days. As a result of him not being able to catch any fish, Santiago is labeled “Salao”, which indicates the highest degree of unluckiness. This causes the parents of one of his young apprentices to bar him from travelling with the protagonist, but venture out for fishing only with successful fishermen.

    However, Manolin, his apprentice was faithful to Santiago, and visited him regularly. One day, Santiago reveals his plan to Manolin. The plan involves travelling far into the Gulf Stream, with the intention to put an end to this rough patch in his fishing career. On the 85th day, Santiago sets out on his journey, along with his skiff, into the Gulf Stream. A marlin falls prey to his bait, and the old man struggles to get the fish onto his boat. This battle between the marlin and Santiago continues for three days, leaving both parties absolutely exhausted. At the end of the third day, the fish began to circle the skiff, which indicates that it was fatigued, and the old man pulled it in his boat, stabbing it. The battle wasn’t over yet, as the trail of blood from the marlin attracts sharks towards the boat.

    Santiago killed the first shark with his harpoon, and lost it in the process. He makes a new weapon, and continues to battle with an ever-increasing trail of sharks. Will Santiago make it through this intense battle? This book answers these questions and more. The Old Man And The Sea was greatly appreciated by its readers, and fetched Hemingway the Pulitzer Prize For Fiction in the year 1953. It was also considered the reason behind him being awarded the Nobel Prize For Literature. The book was published in 1952.

    About Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway was a renowned author and journalist from America. Apart from this book, Hemingway has written a number of other books, and they include The Sun Also Rises, Across The River And Into The Trees, The Fifth Column And Four Stories Of The Spanish Civil War, To Have And Have Not, The Garden Of Eden, The Dangerous Summer, Under Kilimanjaro, and The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway.

    Hemingway was born on the 21st of July, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. He studied at Oak Park and River Forest High School, after which he began his career as a journalist. Hemingway first worked at The Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. For his immense contribution to the field of literature, Hemingway was presented with the Nobel Prize In Literature and the Pulitzer Prize For Fiction. He died in the year 1961, at the age of 61.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2004
    • Author
      • Ernest Hemingway
    • Width
      • 0.28 Inches (US)
    • Height
      • 7.01 Inches (US)
    • Depth
      • 0.31 inch
    • Weight
      • 66.0 Grams
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    Physical quality of the book

    This is a review of the physical quality of the book rather than the reading matter presented in the book itself. A review of this book can be found anywhere online. But if you are planning to order this copy, and if you're a bibliophile like me, then you'd want to know about the physical quality of the book you are going to get your hands on.

    So I bought the old man and the sea published by Arrow books. the one with the huge tidal wave on the cover, 'Ernest Hemingway' in blue at the top an...

    Shaik Adil

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    26 Oct, 2014

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    The old man and the sea

    This is a story of an old man who hasn’t been able to catch a fish for last 84 days. People start calling him “Salao”, worst form of unluck and make fun of him. A young boy believes in him and goes to fishing with man as he believes there’s a lot to learn from old man. Although he has to go for fishing with some other guys at end because of his parent’s will but he’s unhappy about decision and wants to be with old man. On 85th day old man goes alone and he catches a fish (which turns out to b...

    Sandeep Singh

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    16 Nov, 2012

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    What you make out of life!

    We've been raised by a thought that at the end everything goes well. The prince happily marries the princess, the poor becomes rich and the bad characters pay for their sins. Thats a reason why probably we become frustrated when things don't go as per the thought.

    Old Man and the Sea is something different, it talks about a man who is the stock of laughter and bad luck to his fellow fisherman but yet doesn't display misery or curses his life. Its about hope combined with hard work as hope al...

    Tarun Bahuguna

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    24 May, 2013

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    The Old man and the Sea.

    I ordered this book in Flipkart. I received it the next day. Reading a classic requires lot of patience. This book is not an ordinary book to browse. It must be read very deeply and slowly. Its a real master piece, and for an extra information this Novel has no female characters.

    Narendra Kumar V

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    19 Dec, 2011

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    While flipkart delivery was perfect, the book is disappointing as there are no illustrations which are integral to the original

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    6 Feb, 2017


    Must buy!

    The quality of the book is very good (Of course I'm talking about pages, cover and pasting!Who am I to judge a book which won the writer a freaking Nobel prize?!) I am reall y happy with it.

    Sudip Roy

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    1 Oct, 2016

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    cnt get better den ds !! :-)

    ordered ds novel after gng thru a list of "100 must reads of all times " .. :-) great delivery service by flipkart..
    an enthralling read...story of sheer determination , valour , fervour and optimism.
    delves into d realms of lyf at sea and is truely realistic n enchanting read...go for it if u r looking fr a relaxing yet gripping tale...happy reading friends !!


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    10 Mar, 2015

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    A story of an undefeated Man

    It's first time that I was reading Hemingway. Nobody really suggested me this book. I just found out it here only, in the Flipkart. I like to roam around in the Book section, cruise through all those lovely and tempting books.

    So, I won't tell you the details as it is a short story. Character detailing is what makes Hemingway such a class apart. At times, you'll love the old man and his self-contradictory remarks.

    If you have some free time daily (it doesn't matter really), maybe while trav...

    Abhishek Anand

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    11 Jun, 2014

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    If the reading gets bored, you might get lost into sea like the old man... :P

    Like the old man in the book you might get lost into sea literally, if you get bored in between. The language is simple, even though you might find it difficult for some of the fishing related terms.

    The book is supposed to be shortest novella by the famous author which also brought him esteemed Pulitzer and Nobel prize. It is also his last major novel.

    Till page 70-75 it feels long and boring but shows some inspiring courage and determination of the lead character. It starts with describin...

    Harshith J.V.

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    10 Sep, 2012

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    Highly recommended

    a tiny and cute dose of inspiration

    Kumar Rohan

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    25 May, 2017

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