The Old Man and the sea
Vintage Classics / 1999
Auteur·rice : Ernest Hemingway
Les premières lignes/ The first lines :
He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. In the first forty days a boy had been with him. But after forty days without a fish the boy’s parents had told him that the old man was now definitely and finally salao, which is the worst form of unlucky, and the boy had gone at their orders in another boat which caught three good fish the first week. It made the boy sad to see the old man come in each day with his skiff empty and he always went down to help him carry either the coiled lines or the gaff and
harpoon and the sail that was furled around the mast. The sail was patched with flour sacks and, furled, it looked like the flag of permanent defeat.
Contenu / Content:
The Old Man and the Sea is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, Santiago, who after eighty-four days at sea, comes home to see that his catch has been eaten by sharks only leaving head, skeleton and tail and . His young friend, Manolin, who has been forbidden to go fishing with the old man, remains faithful to him throughout the story.
A story of pride, bravery, friendship and fighting the forces of nature.
12,45 euros (prix librairie)
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