The Old Man And The Sea Analysis

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Title of the book: The Old Man and the Sea.
About the Author: Ernest Hemingway was world known novelist. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1899. He started his career as a writer in the newspaper office at the age of seventeen. He was however, more interested in fiction writing than journalism. Hemingway published seven novels, six short story collection and two non- fiction works. Many of his works are considered as classics. Some of his novels are, The Sun also Rises(1926), Man without Women(1927), In our Times (1925), Have and Have not (1937) , etc.
Among his best works, The Old Man and The Sea (1952) can be named as his magnum opus. The novel is about an old fisherman’s long , lonely struggle in the sea with a fish. The novel was first published in ‘life magazines’ in the month of September 1952. He won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in the same year. Ernest Hemingway also won the Noble Prize for Literature for the same book in the year 1954 for “his mastery of the art of narrative”. He died in the year 1961.
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
Year of Publication : 1952
Themes of the novel:
Theme of life and reality: The old fisherman was a very skilled one and he was not doubtful of his abilities. However, luck favoured him not in the declining of his age. So he spent his life in utter poverty. He had no warm clothes to wear in the biting and aching cold winter . he had no food to eat so he would put himself to sleep to avoid hunger. This was the old man’s reality,
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