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Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville; Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Sea stories
Adventure fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Paul Boehmer
ISBN: 0736687920 9780736687928
OCLC Number: 50871838
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Paul Boehmer.
Description: 20 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Herman Melville.

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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 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 introduces memorable characters such as Ishmael, Queequeg, Starbuck, and Ahab, and has riveting passages of action. Melville's work is an enduring classic.

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In Praise of Herbert's explication and Audio Books, ELC addendum

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-05-09) Excellent Permalink

Original Review: January 22, 2013

 

  What could I possibly say about Moby Dick that has not been said a thousand times before, and better? It is: I think the audio version of the book is an excellent way to enjoy it. I listened to the Books on Tape version...
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