"about the old man and his battle with the fish and the sea"

Hemingway published The Old Man and the Sea in 1952.  It was an instant bestseller, winning the Pulitzer Prize that year, and was a key factor in its author being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.  It is a short work, telling the story of an ageing fisherman, Santiago, and his struggle to catch a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream off the shore of Cuba.  The text can be read online here, and below is a clip from a lovely documentary about the book.


The Old Man and the Sea on Book Drum