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The Old Man and the Sea (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Donald Sutherland
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: May 2006
Audio Length: 2.5 hours
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Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer in the twentieth century, and for his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Hemingway wrote in short, declarative sentences and was known for his tough, terse prose. Publication of "The Sun Also Rises and "A Farewell to Arms immediately established Ernest Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that lead to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction, who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in fiction in his brilliant novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls, and he subsequently covered World War II. His classic novella "The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He died in 1961.

About the Author: Ernest Hemingway
 

With the success of The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway has become a beloved Classics, Bios & Memoirs and Erotica & Sexuality author among many of our readers. Born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois Hemingway has released a total of 31 audiobooks, with the most recent being Der er ingen ende pa Paris (There Is No End in Paris). Not only can you find over 196 hours of audio books from Ernest Hemingway on AudiobookStore.com, but you will also find their bestselling audio book, The Old Man and the Sea, read by popular audio book narrator Donald Sutherland. The oldest title in our catalog from Hemingway, The Short Stories, Volume I, was added to our site in 2002. To find all Classics audio books from Ernest Hemingway that you will certainly enjoy, please visit their author page and view their entire collection: Ernest Hemingway audiobooks.

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