The Old Man and the Sea

Ranked #1 in Cuban, Ranked #1 in Fishingsee more rankings.

The Old Man and the Sea, an apparently simple fable, represents the mature Hemingway at his best. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature soon after its publication, and half a century later it is still one of his most read books. less

Reviews and Recommendations

We've comprehensively compiled reviews of The Old Man and the Sea from the world's leading experts.

Jack Dorsey Co-Founder/TwitterI keep coming back to it. I love the straightforwardness, the tightness, and the poetry. I think it shows a common struggle that is repeated over and over in so many narratives both fictional and nonfictional. (Source)

James Altucher Founder/StockPickrRecommends this book

Jordan B Peterson The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, a book from my great books list (Source)

May Witwit I taught this book to my students in Iraq during the economic sanctions. And I feel like it gave me some kind of strength to continue. (Source)

Rankings by Category

The Old Man and the Sea is ranked in the following categories:

Similar Books

If you like The Old Man and the Sea, check out these similar top-rated books:

Learn: What makes Shortform summaries the best in the world?