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Moby Dick : or, The whale

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: [S.I.] : Duke Classics, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The itinerant sailor Ishmael begins a voyage on the whaling ship Pequod whose captain, Ahab, wishes to exact revenge upon the whale Moby-Dick, who destroyed his last ship and took his leg. As they search for the savage white whale, Ishmael questions all aspects of life. The story is woven in complex, lyrical language and uses many theatrical forms, such as stage direction and soliloquy. It is considered the exemplar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Sea stories
Electronic books
Adventure fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville
ISBN: 9781620117002 1620117002
OCLC Number: 795574679
Notes: "First published in 1851"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Whale
Responsibility: Herman Melville.

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The itinerant sailor Ishmael begins a voyage on the whaling ship Pequod whose captain, Ahab, wishes to exact revenge upon the whale Moby-Dick, who destroyed his last ship and took his leg. As they search for the savage white whale, Ishmael questions all aspects of life. The story is woven in complex, lyrical language and uses many theatrical forms, such as stage direction and soliloquy. It is considered the exemplar of American Romanticism, and one of the greatest American novels of all time.

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