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The Old Man and the Sea PDF Summary

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The Old Man and the Sea PDF SummaryThere’s something biblical and religious in “The Old Man and the Sea,” a story about a Cuban fisherman, a 5.5-meter-long marlin, and few hungry sharks.

And if you know Ernest Hemingway – that’s more than a recommendation.

Read our summary to find out why.

Who Should Read “The Old Man and the Sea”? And Why?

“The Old Man and the Sea” won Ernest Hemingway both a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and a Nobel Prize a year later.

It also won the hearts of millions of people, becoming a bestseller and bringing the somewhat forgotten Hemingway back into the spotlight.

It’s a great story about man’s strength and determination in the face of defeat. It’s also an allegory which may function on at least two levels.

So, people who like fable-like stories such as William Faulkner’s “The Bear” or Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” will certainly like “The Old Man and the Sea.”

And those who like just a good old story about a fisherman and his fish will never read a better book in their lives.

Read it here in full!

Ernest Hemingway Biography

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway was one of the most acclaimed American writers in history and one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.

Described by “Time” magazine as “a globe-trotting expert on bullfights, booze, women, wars, big game hunting, deep sea fishing, and courage,” Hemingway is one of the few novelists Nassim Nicholas Taleb would approve: he rarely wrote about something he hadn’t experienced himself.

Meaning: he was severely wounded in World War I, worked as a journalist during the Spanish Civil War, was present at both D-Day and the liberation of Paris, went safari-hunting in Africa, survived two fatal plane crashes, and ended his life by shooting himself in the head in 1961.

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