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Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville; Paul Boehmer; Books on Tape, Inc.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moby Dick is far more than a story of "man hates whale, man pursues whale, whale destroys man," or of Captain Ahab's monomaniacal fixation on the great white whale, Moby Dick. It is a tremendously ambitious novel that functions at once as a documentary of life at sea and a vast philosophical allegory of life in general. No sacred subject is spared in this bleak and scathing critique of the known world, as Melville  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Sea stories
Downloadable audio books
Adventure fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Paul Boehmer; Books on Tape, Inc.
ISBN: 9781415951576 1415951578
OCLC Number: 192134568
Notes: Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image of compact disc container on Web page (viewed Feb. 20, 2008).
Previously released on compact disc, 2002.
Performer(s): Read by Paul Boehmer.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Responsibility: by Herman Melville.

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Moby Dick is far more than a story of "man hates whale, man pursues whale, whale destroys man," or of Captain Ahab's monomaniacal fixation on the great white whale, Moby Dick. It is a tremendously ambitious novel that functions at once as a documentary of life at sea and a vast philosophical allegory of life in general. No sacred subject is spared in this bleak and scathing critique of the known world, as Melville satirizes by turns religious traditions, moral values, and the literary and political figures of the day. Yet the book is hardly abstract; it delineates memorable characters such as Ishmael, Queequeg, Starbuck, and Ahab, and has passages of action as riveting as the Perfect storm. Melville's work is an enduring classic.

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