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Publisher:Random House
Published In:2004
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:111 gms
Pages:pp. [viii] + 99 + [v]

The Title "The Old Man and the Sea" is written by Ernest Hemingway. This book was published in the year 2004. The ISBN number 0099908409|9780099908401 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. [viii] + 99 + [v] (Pages). The publisher of this title is Random House. We have about 104567 other great books from this publisher. The Old Man and the Sea is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

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. In a perfectly crafted story, which won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements in which he lives.

About the Author

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in 1899. His father was A Doctor and he was the second of six children. Their home was at Oak Park, a Chicago suburb.

In 1917 Hemingway joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year he volunteered to work as an ambulance driver on the Italian front where he was badly wounded but twice decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919 and married in 1921. In 1922 he reported on the Greco-Turkish war, then two years later resigned from Journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris where he renewed his earlier friendship with such fellow-American expatriates as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Their encouragement and criticism were to play a valuable part in the formation of his style.

Hemingway's first two published works were Three Stories and Ten Poems and In Our Time, but it was the satirical novel, The Torrents of Spring, which established his name more widely. His international reputation was firmly secured by his next three books: Fiesta, Men Without Women and A Farewell to Arms.

He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing, and his writing reflected this. He visited Spain during the Civil War and described his experiences in the bestseller, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

His direct and deceptively simple style of writing spawned generations of imitators but no equals. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea.

Ernest Hemingway died in 1961.