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

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User Review  - pbandy - LibraryThing

Perhaps the most amazing novel in American literature. The thousands of pages of literary scholarship are enough to prove the book's seemingly endless amount of unturned rocks. For a casual reader a ... Read full review

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Tony Tanner is at King's College, Cambridge.

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