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The Resource Ahab's wife, Sena Jeter Naslund, (streaming audiobook)

Ahab's wife, Sena Jeter Naslund, (streaming audiobook)

Label
Ahab's wife
Title
Ahab's wife
Statement of responsibility
Sena Jeter Naslund
Title variation
Star-gazer
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is destined to be remembered as one of the most-recognized first sentences in literature -- along with "Call me Ishmael." And Una Spenser, the transcendent hero at the center of Ahab's Wife may well become every bit as memorable as Ahab. Inspired by a brief passage, in Moby, Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created an entirely new universe -- an epic-scale, enthralling and compelling saga, spanning a full, rich, eventful, and dramatic life. In the "soprano voice" whose absence critics lamented in Moby Dick -- the strong intelligent voice of a woman whose life is dominated by the sea -- Naslund tells many stories. She narrates a family drama, as the child Una is sent away to live in a lighthouse to escape the blows of her religion-mad father. She spins a romantic adventure, as Una finds early passion with a sailor, and disguised as a cabin boy, runs away to sea. She paints a portrait of a real, loving marriage, as through Una's eyes we see Ahab before the White Whale takes his leg and sends him into madness. Finally, she gives us a new perspective on the American experience, as the widowed Una makes a new life for herself in the company of Margaret Fuller, Frederick Douglass, Emersion and others. Sena Jeter Naslund has thoroughly imbibed the spirit of Herman Melville, and that spirit permeates every scene of her novel. But great as her debt to Melville may be, Ahab's Wife stands alone, intact and vital. Inspired by a masterpiece, it is a masterwork in its own right
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Naslund, Sena Jeter
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Maryann Plunkett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1819-1891
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Plunkett, Maryann
  • Melville, Herman
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
  • Whalers' spouses
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Ahab's wife, Sena Jeter Naslund, (streaming audiobook)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
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unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9780743540933
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
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11512813
Publisher number
MWT11512813
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Ahab's wife, Sena Jeter Naslund, (streaming audiobook)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743540933
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11512813
Publisher number
MWT11512813
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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