The Old Man and the Sea is a novel by Ernest Hemingway that tells the story of Santiago, an aging fisherman who has not caught a fish in 84 days. Determined to break his unlucky streak, Santiago sets out alone in his small boat into the Gulf Stream, hoping to catch a giant marlin.
Hemingway's writing is spare and precise, evoking the stark beauty of the sea and the endurance and determination of the human spirit. The novel explores themes of resilience, courage, and the struggle against nature, and has been praised for its timeless appeal and universal themes.
The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and has become a classic of American literature. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the power of human will and the beauty of the natural world.