Moby-Dick

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9781409764854 - Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
9781409764854 - Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
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Moby-Dick

or, The Whale

Ishmael, a lowly sailor aboard a whaling ship, captained by Ahab, relates his epic and adventurous tale of “Moby Dick”. Captain Ahab embarks on an obsessive quest for revenge against the giant sperm whale, Moby Dick, who tore off his leg with his mighty teeth on a previous voyage. The captain left both mad and crippled, forces his crew members to support his fanatical mission into the depths of the ocean in chase of the beast.

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SKU: 9781409764854 Categories: Fiction | Classics | Action & Adventure Fiction | Sea Stories |

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“Moby-Dick; or, The Whale” is an 1851 novel written by American author Herman Melville. The story is told by Ishmael, a sailor aboard a whaling ship captained by Ahab who embarks on an obsessive quest for revenge against a giant sperm whale that bit off his leg on a previous voyage. Originally receiving mixed reviews, “Moby Dick” was a failure when first published and was no longer in print when Melvillie died in 1891. Today, however, it is considered a “Great American Novel” known the world over. “Moby-Dick; or, The Whale” is highly recommended for all lovers of literature and deserves a place on every bookshelf. Herman Melville (1819–1891) was an American short story writer, poet, and novelist during the American Renaissance period. Other notable works by this author include: “Typee” (1846), “Bartleby, the Scrivener” (1853), and “The Encantadas” (1854). Read & Co. Classics is republishing this classic novel now complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Book Details

Author

Herman Melville

Imprint

Read & Co. Classics

ISBN

9781409764854, 9781528769983, 9781473374584

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Pages

546

Publication Date

01 January 2017

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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