The old man and the sea

Librarian"s note: An alternate cover edition can be found hereThis short novel, already a modern classic, is the superbly told, tragic story of a Cuban fisherman in the Gulf Stream & the giant Marlin he kills và loses—specifically referred to lớn in the citation accompanying the author"s Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author và journalist.

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His economical và understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure và his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s và the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections và two non-fiction works. Three novels, four collections of short stories & three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of these are considered classics of American literature.Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, và after high school he reported for a few months for The Kansas city Star, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers. In 1918, he was seriously wounded và returned home.

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His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell lớn Arms. In 1922, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives. The couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent, & fell under the influence of the modernist writers & artists of the 1920s "Lost Generation" expatriate community. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway"s first novel, was published in 1926.After his 1927 divorce from Hadley Richardson, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer. They divorced after he returned from Spanish Civil War where he had acted as a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940. They separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II; during which he was present at the Normandy Landings và liberation of Paris.Shortly after the publication of The Old Man và the Sea in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to lớn Africa, where he was almost killed in two plane crashes that left him in pain và ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, & Cuba during the 1930s & 1940s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba khổng lồ Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.