Moby-Dick (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 4, 2003 - Fiction - 670 pages
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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.


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Contents

Loomings
17
CHAPTER 4
41
CHAPTER
53
CHAPTER 9
56
Nightgown
69
CHAPTER 16
83
CHAPTER 18
103
CHAPTER 22
117
CHAPTER 82
378
CHAPTER 86
391
Cistern and Buckets 357
399
CHAPTER 88
408
CHAPTER 93
428
A Squeeze of the Hand
432
CHAPTER 99
446
CHAPTER 102
464

The Advocate
122
CHAPTER 28
136
The Specksynder
159
The QuarterDeck Ahab and A11
174
CHAPTER 42
203
Surmises
227
The Hyena
243
The Gam
254
Ofthe Monstrous Pictures ofWhales
279
CHAPTER 59
293
The Crotch
306
The Shark Massacre
318
The MonkeyRope
335
CHAPTER 75
350
CHAPTER 78
364
Ahabs Leg
479
Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin
489
The Forge
502
CHAPTER 119
516
Midnight Aloft
526
The Deck
540
CHAPTER 132
554
haseThird Day
576
Epilogue
588
Letters
597
Mu1ik and Its Modern Critics
619
in 1Wl_Dir
662
Recommended Reading
668
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About the author (2003)

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) is the author of many books and essays, including Herman Melville (Penguin Lives), American Fictions, and Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature.


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