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The Old Man and the Sea


Man versus nature

Audience Grades 9+; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge I
Accessibility Most students will require minimal guidance
Preparation None required
Ease of use Regular print; 1.5 line spacing
Author Ernest Hemingway
Page Count 127
Format Perfect bound; paperback
Publication Date 2003

General Description

With his characteristic simplicity and realism, Hemingway leads readers through the story of Santiago, a steadfast and rugged fisherman. Infamously unlucky, Santiago takes to the sea every day and returns every night with no fish. When—after eighty-four unlucky days—he finally gets a bite, the real challenge begins. Packed with symbolism, The Old Man and the Sea is great fodder for class discussion.