The Old Man and the Sea (CD-Audio)
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2007 Audie Award Finalist for Solo Narration—Male
Ernest Hemingway’s most beloved and popular novel ever, with millions of copies sold—now featuring early drafts and supplementary material as well as a personal foreword by the only living son of the author, Patrick Hemingway, and an introduction by the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway.
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, down on his luck, 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. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novel confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.
About the Author
Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.
One of the most prolific and versatile of motion picture actors, Donald Sutherland has appeared in more than one hundred films, including Robert Altman's M.A.S.H., Robert Redford's Ordinary People, Alan Pakula's Klute, Fellini's Casanova, Pride & Prejudice, Cold Mountain, The Italian Job, and Six Degrees of Separation. Television credits include Commander in Chief, (Golden Globe Nom.) Human Trafficking, (Golden Globe Nom.) and Citizen X (Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award).