Update 23 martie - COVID-19 - Informații privind activitatea Books Express

The Old Man and the Sea

De (autor)
Notă GoodReads:
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 24 Aug 2016

Vezi toate premiile Carte premiată

Audies (2007)

"His best. Time may show it to be the best single piece of any of us, I mean his and my contemporaries." - William Faulkner.

The Old Man and the Sea, an apparently simple fable, represents the mature Hemingway at his best, and it is still one of his most read books. In 1954 Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style."

Hemingway's style was famously simple. In responding to a critic, he said "Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use." Using these simpler and better words he tells the unforgettable story of Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman down on his luck, who goes out alone far from the shore in search of one last victory and catches a huge marlin longer than his boat. He is tested to the very limits of his skill and strength and returns "destroyed but not defeated." This, of course, also refers to Hemingway, who, in his last years, was in constant pain from years of adventures and accidents but still able to do his best work. A classic novella that can be read in a single sitting.

Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. He loved Cuba, where he had a home, and where he placed his Nobel Prize medal in the custody of the Catholic Church for the benefit of the local people. His economical and understated style--which he termed the iceberg theory--has had a strong influence on twentieth-century fiction. Many of his books are considered classics of American literature. Writer Richard Ford calls Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Faulkner "the Three Kings who set the measure for every writer since."

Citește tot Restrânge
Toate formatele și edițiile
Toate formatele și edițiile Preț Express
Paperback (7) 3130 lei  Economic 18-24 zile +117 lei  5-10 zile
  BENEDICTION BOOKS – 24 Aug 2016 3130 lei  Economic 18-24 zile +117 lei  5-10 zile
  Reclam Philipp Jun. – December 2000 3590 lei  Economic 10-16 zile +322 lei  5-12 zile
  Random House – 18 Aug 1994 4174 lei  Economic 18-24 zile +123 lei  5-10 zile
  Random House – November 2007 4731 lei  Economic 18-24 zile +160 lei  5-10 zile
  6355 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +473 lei  11-19 zile
  Simon&Schuster – May 1995 6798 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +964 lei  5-10 zile
  Important Books – 05 Sep 2013 4489 lei  Economic 24-30 zile
Hardback (6) 6470 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +696 lei  11-19 zile
  BENEDICTION CLASSICS – 24 Aug 2016 6470 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +696 lei  11-19 zile
  Pearson Education – 12 Sep 1977 7862 lei  Economic 18-24 zile +247 lei  5-10 zile
  Scribner – June 1996 10796 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +827 lei  10-17 zile
  Perfection Learning – May 1995 12517 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +965 lei  11-19 zile
  Bloomsbury Publishing – May 1995 12676 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +977 lei  11-19 zile
  BLOOMS LITERARY CRITICISM – July 2008 30427 lei  Economic 12-23 zile
CD-Audio (1) 9360 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +713 lei  11-19 zile
  Simon&Schuster – 1980 9360 lei  Economic 15-29 zile +713 lei  11-19 zile

Preț: 3130 lei

Puncte Express: 47

Preț estimativ în valută:
611 712$ 559£

Carte disponibilă

Livrare economică 15-21 octombrie
Livrare express 02-07 octombrie pentru 1116 lei

Preluare comenzi: 021 569.72.76


ISBN-13: 9781781396803
ISBN-10: 1781396809
Pagini: 46
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 3 mm
Greutate: 0.09 kg

Textul de pe ultima copertă

The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic.