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Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel

Author: Sena Jeter Naslund; Christopher Wormell; Herman Melville
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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A companion to Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick," in which Una Spenser tells the story of her life, and discusses her loving marriage to Captain Ahab before the white whale took his leg and drove him into madness.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sena Jeter Naslund; Christopher Wormell; Herman Melville
ISBN: 0060838744 9780060838744 0688171877 9780688171872
OCLC Number: 61325001
Notes: A novel inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1999 by William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Description: xvii, 668 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A mild blue day --
The dirge --
The crossing --
Reverie --
The window --
The steamboat --
The paddlewheel --
The island --
A difficult farewell --
The giant --
Winter, summers --
New Bedford --
Boston --
The petrel --
A storm at night --
The brightness of brightness --
A rose --
Our lady of the rocks --
The return of the Petrel, with three letters --
A comb --
The fourth letter --
The camel --
The Sea-Fancy inn --
The Sussex --
The cabin boy --
The companion --
Captain Coffin's story-secondhand --
A whaleboat by moonlight --
Captain Morrell's story-thirdhand --
Captain Ahab's story-my first acquaintance with him --
Aloft --
"Pardon me" --
Reunion --
Revelation --
Sea storms --
The frost wind --
Collision --
The course --
The distance of the stars --
The sentence --
What do you fetch for your mouth? --
The beginning of the debate --
Father and son --
The human animal --
The Alba Albatross --
Ganglion --
Postscript on the above --
Soaring --
Portrait of a virgin listening --
Icarus --
The test --
The funeral --
The contest --
I am married --
Aboard the Pequod --
The hurricane house --
Ahab's jottings --
Kit's ruminations --
Starbuck introduces himself --
Ahab overheard --
A letter to the lighthouse --
Poor Kit's a-cold --
Arctic --
Ahab in his cabin --
Aloft, the Pequod --
Starbuck: ship's log --
Starbuck communes with Mary, his wife --
In the steward's pantry --
Ahab's comfort --
Nantucket-the faraway isle --
Ahab prepares for the next voyage --
Breakfast --
Shame --
B'twixt --
Enter: the gaoler and the judge --
On the moor --
A slow spring --
Churches --
Baptismal --
Fire --
Ahab addresses the flames --
Ahab's wife --
A sky full of angels --
Resurrection --
The purpose of art --
The office of a friend --
Childhood as an island --
The world of Rebekkah Swain --
Kentucky seasons --
A winter tale --
The burden --
The lantern --
Shakespeare and company --
The guide --
Getting started --
Forest murmurs --
In the Cupola --
To summer --
Wife --
The Mitchells --
Vestal street --
Ahab --
From Cupola to Wharf --
Idyll --
The comet --
Frannie's letter from an inland lighthouse --
An angry letter from Aunt Agatha --
Letter to an inland lighthouse --
The minister in the woods --
The history of snow and restlessness --
Altar rock --
Mothering --
Chowder swirls --
The birthing room --
The leg --
Christmas Eve --
A last glimpse of the Pequod: Christmas Day --
The Jeroboam returns --
The first part of Ahab's third voyage after his marriage --
Moon watch --
Letter from Susan --
The Samuel Enderby of London puts in for repairs at Nantucket --
The distress of justice --
To Siasconset --
The hedge --
Journey toward the starry sky, in present tense --
'Sconset morning --
More of morning: Tashtego's feather makes the letter S --
The neighbor beyond the hedge --
The roar of guilt --
The return of the Delight --
The Perseid --
The woolsack --
Letter from Margaret Fuller, from England --
Letter from David Poland, Virginia --
Letter to beloved kin --
Letter from Margaret Fuller, from Italy --
The judge's invitation --
Mrs. Maynard's note --
Preparations --
Frannie --
Liberty and the dolphins --
A suitable marriage --
What has proved to be a last visit --
A song --
A squeeze of the hand --
Una preaches to the waves --
The great fire: June 1846 --
Reflections on a wreck --
During the pleasure party --
Celestial --
A new friend --
A sermon overheard --
Plans --
Recitation by beach fire --
Letter from Susan, forwarded --
The roof walk.
Other Titles: Star-gazer
Responsibility: by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell.

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A companion to Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick," in which Una Spenser tells the story of her life, and discusses her loving marriage to Captain Ahab before the white whale took his leg and drove him into madness.

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