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Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)

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Works: 258 works in 875 publications in 12 languages and 47,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Graphic novels  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Publications about Captain (Fictitious character) Ahab
Most widely held works about Captain (Fictitious character) Ahab
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Sound Recording )
    86 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,517 libraries worldwide
    Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
    Moby Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    39 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,825 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale, who defied capture
    Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund( Book )
    14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 2,794 libraries worldwide
    The adventures of Una Spenser who went to sea disguised as a cabin boy. Shipwrecked, she marries one of the survivors, then falls in love with Captain Ahab, a man obsessed with a white whale. She becomes involved in fighting slavery and in women's rights
    Moby-Dick : an authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )
    7 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
    Roman om den unge Ismael, hvis eneste ønske er at blive hvalfanger. Sammen med sin indfødte ven får han hyre på en hvalfangerbåd med en gal kaptajn, hvis eneste mål er at få ram på den hvide
    Moby Dick by John Huston( visu )
    1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
    Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab has but one purpose in life-- revenge on the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him
    Moby-Dick; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    9 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
    A young seaman joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod, led by the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick
    Moby Dick; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    12 editions published between 1926 and 1950 in English and Italian and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
    Moby Dick, or, The white whale by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )
    9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
    A nineteenth-century tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a large white whale
    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 986 libraries worldwide
    "Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is considered by many readers to be the Great American Novel. But most don't know that since its appearance in 1851, it has been revised in substantial ways that alter its original meaning. Melville's masterpiece is described as a "fluid text": it exists in multiple versions, each revealing shifting intentions. The new Longman Critical Edition offers unprecedented access to the revisions that Melville made, the further changes and censoring imposed by his British editors, and controversial alterations made by modern scholars." "Bryant and Springer's introduction engages readers in the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville's novel, his life, and his writing process. To showcase the novel's "fluid text" features, a special typeface indicates hundreds of passages that were later revised, edited, and censored. On-page "Revision Narratives" explain the stories behind the major changes, and Explanatory Notes at the back of the book discuss literary allusions, as well as contemporary social, political, philosophical, and cultural references - some never before explained in any edition." "Concise footnotes and a modern Glossary bring obscure language and nautical terms to life, and diverse illustrations - including a new map of the Pequod's voyage, historical ship diagrams, relevant film stills, and comic-book art - depict whaling life and reveal how Melville's story is still being revised."--Jacket
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville( visu )
    8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
    A skipper of a 19th century whaling boat is obsessed with the idea of harpooning the whale that is responsible for the loss of his leg
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    4 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
    A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick
    Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 774 libraries worldwide
    A nineteenth-century tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a large white whale
    Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    4 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
    Graphic drawings, textual notes, and comments by the American historian supplement Melville's tale about man's futile attempts to control the universe
    Moby Dick; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    11 editions published between 1930 and 1992 in English and held by 737 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
    Moby Dick by Shirley Bogart( Book )
    6 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    12 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 679 libraries worldwide
    "Moby Dick (1851) is an epic tale of the conflict between man and his fate. Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to destroy the great white whale that tore off his leg leads the Pequod and its crew to disaster. Melville's extraordinary narrative defies c1assification: it teems with ideas and imagery and the passion of its author."--Jacket
    Moby-Dick : or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
    The classic American novel about the doomed voyage of the Pequod in pursuit of the enigmatic white whale
    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    7 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Afrikaans and held by 592 libraries worldwide
    This trade edition of Moby-Dick is a reduced version of the Arion Press Moby-Dick, which was published in 1979 in a limited edition of 250 copies and has been hailed as a modern masterpiece of bookmaking. It was hand set under the supervision of one of America's finest book designers and printers. The initial letters that begin each chapter were designed especially for this book and christened "Leviathan." The illustrations, of places, creatures, objects or tools, and processes connected with nineteenth-century whaling, are original boxwood engravings by Massachusetts artist Barry Moser. The text of Moby-Dick used in this edition is based on that used in the critical edition of Melville's works published by the Northwestern University Press and the Newberry Library. This reduced version is smaller in size than the Arion edition and the California deluxe edition, but it includes all of the original pages and illustrations. It is printed in black only throughout, and it is not slipcased
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    13 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 583 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
    Moby Dick ; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    6 editions published between 1851 and 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
    A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick
 
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