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The Old Man and the Sea : Vintage Classics Most Red Series, Paperback / softback Book

The Old Man and the Sea : Vintage Classics Most Red Series Paperback / softback

Part of the MOST RED series

Paperback / softback

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MOST LOVED. MOST RED. Ten must-read modern classics. '"But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated."'In the baking sun, in a small village off the coast of Havana, lives an old fisherman named Santiago.

It has been eighty-four days since he last caught a fish.

The locals call it bad luck. Refusing to accept defeat, Santiago sets off in his tiny skiff alone, fishing further out than ever before.

It is here, over a number of days, that he, his will and his character are tested beyond imagination.

Faced with bad weather, hunger and thirst, the old man finds himself in battle with a giant marlin, a fish bigger than any to have been caught before. Nature is not kind and gentle in this fable, nor is Hemingway.

You hold in your hands one of the very best pieces of writing to have ever been created.

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