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Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville; Paul Boehmer; Books on Tape, Inc.; Ingram Digital (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Sound recording : Fiction   Computer File : 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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Adventure fiction
Sea stories
Audiobooks
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Hard copy version:
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Moby Dick.
New York : Books on Tape, 2002
(OCoLC)218164340
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Paul Boehmer; Books on Tape, Inc.; Ingram Digital (Firm)
ISBN: 9781415951576 1415951578
OCLC Number: 698456807
Notes: Unabridged.
Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen (viewed Jan. 17, 2011).
Duration: 1 hr., 59 min.
Performer(s): Read by Paul Boehmer.
Description: 1 sound file : digital.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Ingram Media Manager (file size: 25953024 bytes).
Responsibility: 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. 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 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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