The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea

By Ernest Hemingway

  • Release Date: 2015-10-15
  • Genre: Classics
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 460 Ratings)


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.


  • Poorly formatted

    By HomerJ4
    I bought this because it was one of the cheaper prints and regretted not spending the extra few dollars. The formatting is terrible. I guess you get what you pay for.
  • Excellent Read

    By KAA57KAA
    Hemingway at his best.
  • Old Man And The Sea

    By GarrBearTube
    This book is the best book I have ever read, it has everything a good book needs snappy title, great characters, nice simple setting, detail, and best of all a twist ending. I enjoyed reading this book very much!
  • The Old Man

    By Beast moder beast
    It was a particularly good book in the use of imagery and text use. A good read. For a fisherman...
  • I Fish

    By Best of Five
    As a person who fishes for sport not to kill or eat I can relate to the old mans struggle. I have fought and released big fish. While fighting each of them I think to myself this fish is fighting for it life. I so want to tell the fish I mean you no harm but wish to look in your eye and say thank you. We have both won this day. Hemingway captures his life in Cuba and fishing from the Pillar a fine vessel. His ability to write and explain the struggles of man and his ability to endure. This is in my opinion a great book and this is not the first time I have read it. I know I will read it again Thank you Mr. Hemingway.
  • BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!

    By It's Banana
    This book was full of action and still had the love of fishing. This book was not boring like some others I read and I could not put it down. Good Job Hemingway.