From the vicious mackerel sharks to the kind and thoughtful Manolin, the characters in Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ speak to every element of the human condition.
Completed in 1951, and published in 1952, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ is considered Hemingway’s greatest work of fiction. It was also his last major publication during his lifetime.
Without Hemingway’s original, deeply moving style of prose, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ wouldn’t have the impact it does.
‘The Old Man and the Sea’ is a story of man versus nature, hardship, poverty, and himself. At the beginning of the novella, Hemingway takes a reader directly to the life and struggles of Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman.
‘The Old Man and the Sea’ is often considered to be Ernest Hemingway’s finest work and one of the most important books of 20th century American literature.
Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, opens with the main character, Santiago returning from his eighty-fourth day with catching a fish.