The Old Man and the Sea

[The Old Man and the Sea]
Om Books International
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Type: Literature
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Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
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A novella in the form of a simple parable telling the story of one man's struggle with nature. Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 in America, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, and died in 1961 when he shot himself when seriously ill. He was a reporter in the First World War and was wounded on the Italian front in 1918, experiences which are recounted in this work. From there he moved to Canada and then on to Paris in France. He lived a long time in Cuba and developed a passion for deep-sea fishing. This short novel shows a fine economy of the use of words, clear characterisation and a deft style of writing.

Author: Cliff Cobb, United Kingdom
Update on: Mar 2023