Moby Dick

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 602 pages
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This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discuss the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery.

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Moby Dick is a classic American novel with no plot

User Review  - Allicat07 - Borders

Actually, Moby Dick does have a plot somewhere behind all of Herman Melville's fancy writing, obscure and numerous references, and uninteresting lectures. If you have read up about Moby Dick, you ... Read full review

A man, a whale, an obsession

User Review  - Aaron D, Data Analyst - Borders

Growing up as a full-fledged member of the MTV generation, I always believed the hype that portrayed Moby-Dick as the impenetrable fortress of American novels. Aside from its famous opening line ... Read full review

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Tony Tanner is at King's College, Cambridge.

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