Velvet Element Books, 2008 - 664 pages
Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Often considered the embodiment of American Romanticism, Moby-Dick was first published by Richard Bentley in London on October 18, 1851 in an expurgated three-volume edition titled The Whale, and later as one massive volume, by New York City publisher Harper and Brothers as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale on November 14, 1851. This a photo-mechanical reprint of that edition. The first line of Chapter Oneż"Call me Ishmael."żis one of the most famous in literature. Although the book initially received mixed reviews, Moby-Dick is now considered one of the greatest novels in the English language and has secured Melville's place among America's greatest writers.
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I think that this book is very well written but not suitable for sixth grade level readers. There were many words that may be hard for Kids to understand. The book overall is a very great story, but confused me at times. I have read many fascinating classic novels but this one was a bit different to me than all of the other books that I have read. They storyline was a bit different and none of the other books I had read had never mentioned someone like the American Indian mentioned in this book. I did like this book and recommend it to other adults.
i can't wait to read this book. i hope it is a really good book.
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