Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Om Books International
For old man Santiago, catching the biggest marlin in the deep sea has become an obsession. But even after 84 days at sea, the deprived old man is unable to break the bad luck that seems to be following him around. While the whole village of fishermen has given up on him, it’s only his young apprentice, Manolin, who supports his passion, but he too is forbidden by his parents to accompany the old man into the sea. The 85th day changes everything. Alone, for the next three days, Santiago fights with the forces of nature and with the shortcomings brought on by his old age in search of the great catch. One of Ernest Hemingway’s best works, The Old Man and the Sea, explores the themes of mortality, honour-in-defeat and man’s place nature.
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-05-22
The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic.
Author: Bright Summaries
Release Date: 2016-02-26
Genre: Study Aids
Unlock the more straightforward side of The Old Man and the Sea with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, one of the author’s most famous and widely acclaimed novels. After 84 days without a big catch, the elderly fisherman Santiago takes to the open sea, where he wages a three-day struggle against a tenacious swordfish only to see his prize snatched away from him at the last moment. The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was an important contributing factor in the decision to award Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Along with contemporaries including F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Steinbeck, Hemingway was one of the most important writers of the so-called “Lost Generation”, and had a major influence on subsequent generations of American writers. Find out everything you need to know about The Old Man and the Sea in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Published in 1952, The Old Man and the Sea is Hemingway's last major work of fiction and is widely revered for its compelling use of death and legacy. This concise volume explores Hemingway's life and influences, takes a look at key ideas related to death in the novel, including notions of the killing, hunting, and aging, and provides a selection of contemporary perspectives on death. Essayists include Lillian Ross, A.E. Hotchner, Carlos Baker, Wolfgang Wittkowski, and Dolores T. Puterbaugh.
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Old Man and the Sea, you explore Hemingway's short masterpiece about Santiago, an old man who conquers a magnificent fish, endures its heartbreaking loss, and rises gallantly above his defeat. This study guide takes you along on Santiago's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each of the book's parts. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Ernest Hemingway, easily the most recognizable name in American literature. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on topics like Hemingway's style and themes in the novella A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Author: Anthony Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish to emulate, to octogenarian Anthony Smith it sounded like an adventure, and he placed a typically straightforward advertisement in the Telegraph that read "Fancy rafting across the Atlantic? Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP. Serious adventurers only." In his inimitable style, Smith details their voyage and the hardships they endured with a matter-of-fact air that makes his story seem all the more impressive. His advanced age allows him a wider perspective not only on the journey but on life itself, and his never-say-die attitude to the difficulty of the journey is inspirational. 'Old men ought to be explorers' said T.S. Eliot, and this book certainly gives a compelling argument in his favour. It is both a great story (a huge storm on the final night of the voyage almost wrecked them on a reef) and a call to action for the older generation - do not go quietly, says Anthony Smith, but seek out adventure as long as you are able.
The Present Book Is An In-Depth Critical Study Of The Modern American Classic, Ernest Hemingway S The Old Man And The Sea, Which Won The Pulitzer Prize In 1952 And The Nobel Prize In 1954.This Study, While Keeping The Novel Under The Critical Lens, Examines It Against The Backdrop Of Hemingway S Aesthetic Convictions And Overall Literary Achievement. It Throws Light On The Various Dimensions Of Not Only The Novel But Hemingway S Craftsmanship Like His Use Of Suggestion And Symbolism, His Inimitable Style, His Manipulation Of Narrative Perspective, And The Way He Projects His Philosophical Theme Of The Ephemeral Versus The Everlasting, Which Is Dramatized In The Old Man And The Sea.The Present Book Will Definitely Prove Useful To Students, Researchers As Well As Teachers Of English Literature Interested In The Study Of Hemingway And His Works.