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Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville; Norman Dietz
Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Media, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Music : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On its surface, Herman Melville's Moby Dick is a vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, a virtual encyclopedia of whales and whaling, replete with facts, legends, and trivia. But as the quest for the whale becomes increasingly perilous, the tale works on allegorical levels, likening the whale to human greed, moral conscience, good, evil, and life itself. Who is good? The great while whale  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Captain (Fictitious character) Ahab
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Norman Dietz
ISBN: 9781400116010 1400116015
OCLC Number: 864833339
Notes: Disc 1 is complete ebook.
Performer(s): Read by Norman Dietz.
Description: 20 sound discs (25 hrs.) : sd. ; 12 cm.
Other Titles: Whale.
Responsibility: Herman Melville; read by Norman Dietz.

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"On its surface, Herman Melville's Moby Dick is a vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, a virtual encyclopedia of whales and whaling, replete with facts, legends, and trivia. But as the quest for the whale becomes increasingly perilous, the tale works on allegorical levels, likening the whale to human greed, moral conscience, good, evil, and life itself. Who is good? The great while whale who, like Nature, asks nothing but to be left in peace? Or the bold Ahab who, like scientists, explorers, and philosophers, fearlessly probe the mysteries of the universe. Who is evil? The ferocious, man-killing sea monster? Or the revenge-obsessed madman who ignores his own better nature in his quest to kill the beast?" -- from publisher.

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