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The Resource Moby-Dick, or, The whale, Herman Melville ; with a new foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick

Moby-Dick, or, The whale, Herman Melville ; with a new foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick

Label
Moby-Dick, or, The whale
Title
Moby-Dick, or, The whale
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville ; with a new foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick
Title variation
Whale
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This edition of Moby-Dick, released in honor of the book's sesquicentennial, is the authoritative text of one of the world's great adventure stories. A crew of whalers sets out in pursuit of a fierce white whale that cost their captain his leg on a previous expedition. Their names ring through the canon of American literature: Ishmael, the narrator; Queequeg, a South Seas harpooner; Starbuck, the sober and serious chief mate; and above all Captain Ahab, part Faust and part Job, leading his men to the ends of the earth - and the destiny he will share with his foe." "Melville was heavily influenced and inspired by his experiences as a young cabin boy on the whaler Acushnet and later in the U. S. Navy sailing the Atlantic and the South Seas. His novel Typee and its sequel, Omoo, are accounts of his capture and subsequent captivity at the hands of a tribe of cannibals in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands. Both works were highly successful, and thus the lukewarm reaction to Moby-Dick upon its release in 1851 was a blow to Melville, who had set out to write a "mighty book" on a "mighty theme." It was not until the 1920s that Moby-Dick began to receive the critical attention it deserved. Today Moby-Dick is recognized as one of the premier American epics and indeed the ultimate tale of obsession and revenge." "This text of Moby-Dick is an Approved Text of the Center for Scholarly Editions (Modern Language Association of America)."--BOOK JACKET
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NAB
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Moby Dick
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1819-1891
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Melville, Herman
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
  • Whales
  • Whaling
Label
Moby-Dick, or, The whale, Herman Melville ; with a new foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1992. With new foreword
Control code
47913636
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
150th anniversary ed.
Extent
688 pages
Isbn
9780142000083
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92019289
Label
Moby-Dick, or, The whale, Herman Melville ; with a new foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1992. With new foreword
Control code
47913636
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
150th anniversary ed.
Extent
688 pages
Isbn
9780142000083
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92019289

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