Moby-Dick (Google eBook)
Moby-Dick is one of the great epics in all of literature. Captain Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's meditations on whales and whaling, on the sublime indifference of nature, and on the grimy physical details of the extraction of oil provide a reflective counterpoint to the headlong idolatrous quest. Sometimes read as a terrifying study of monomania or as a critical inquiry into the effects of reducing life to symbols, Moby-Dick also offers colorful and often comic glimpses of life aboard a whaling ship.
For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome paperback books. A distinguished writer has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a chronology of the author's life an essay on the text, and notes.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Moby-DickUser Review - Tim - weRead
The last 30 are incredible, but is it ever a chore to get there. The amount of actual adventure in this story is greatly over hyped, because for the most part, Moby Dick reads like a dry text book ... Read full review
Review: Moby-DickUser Review - A Reader - weRead
Whatever it's reputation, I really loved this book. It is truly a masterpiece of American Romanticism and deserves to be known as Melville's magnum opus. It will also provide an excellent case study for my pet project in 'geographical criticism'. Read full review
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A Squeeze of the Hand
The QuarterDeck Ahab and A11
Ofthe Monstrous Pictures ofWhales
The Shark Massacre
Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin
Mu1ik and Its Modern Critics