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The Old Man and the Sea Reissue Edition
Contributor(s): Hemingway, Ernest

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ISBN: 0684801221     ISBN-13: 9780684801223
Publisher: Scribner
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 1999

Annotation: Hemingway's triumphant yet tragic story of an old Cuban fisherman and his relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream combines the simplicity of a fable, the significance of a parable, and the drama of an epic.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Fishers; Fiction.
Older men; Fiction.
Male friendship; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: 813/.52
LCCN: 95148450
Lexile Measure: 940
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.25 lbs) 127 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 5994
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 4.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q08585
Reading Level: 8.1   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 6.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
"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.

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