The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea

By Ernest Hemingway

  • Release Date: 2020-04-23
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings


The Old Man and the Sea tells the story of a battle between an aging, experienced fisherman, Santiago, and a large marlin. The story opens with Santiago having gone 84 days without catching a fish, and now being seen as "salao", the worst form of unluckiness. He is so unlucky that his young apprentice, Manolin, has been forbidden by his parents to sail with him and has been told instead to fish with successful fishermen. The boy visits Santiago's shack each night, hauling his fishing gear, preparing food, talking about American baseball and his favorite player, Joe DiMaggio. Santiago tells Manolin that on the next day, he will venture far out into the Gulf Stream, north of Cuba in the Straits of Florida to fish, confident that his unlucky streak is near its end.


  • Old Man and the Sea

    By theunchosenone
    Great novel!!! It has a very inspiring message, which is to never give up. No matter the situation that you are put in, you always get back up on your feet and you keep trying and trying over and over again. The tiredness and sweat that the old man (Santiago) had during his battle with the great fish did not stop him from achieving something great.