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Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)

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Works: 227 works in 907 publications in 10 languages and 48,274 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Graphic novels  Made-for-TV movies  Adventure stories 
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 )
    85 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,356 libraries worldwide
    Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    86 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,050 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
    Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund( Book )
    16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 2,775 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 by Herman Melville( visu )
    13 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 2,326 libraries worldwide
    Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
    Moby-Dick : an authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )
    5 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 1,444 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; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    18 editions published between 1920 and 2004 in English and held by 1,386 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 )
    12 editions published between 1926 and 1950 in English and Italian and held by 1,169 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 )
    9 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture. October 18th, 2001, marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the greatest novel in American literature. The Modern Library trade paperback edition exclusively features the timeless illustrations of Rockwell Kent, an Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick, commentary by Herman Melville and William T. Porter, contemporary reviews from John Bull and The Critic, endnotes, and a reading group guide
    Moby Dick, or, The white whale by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )
    5 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
    A masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fanatical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and nineteenth-century whaling, Melville's greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature. A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling maritime adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and vengeful sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him and came to dominate his life. But more than just the tale of a hair-raising voyage, Melville's riveting story passionately probes the human soul. A literary classic first published in 1851, Moby-Dick remains among the most highly acclaimed novels of the sea and a powerful account of the ultimate human struggle
    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    18 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 842 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 by Herman Melville( Book )
    4 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
    A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 785 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 763 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 736 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 )
    5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
    The classic American novel about the doomed voyage of the Pequod in pursuit of the enigmatic white whale
    Moby Dick by Shirley Bogart( Book )
    7 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 620 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 )
    13 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 578 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
    Moby-Dick by Kathleen Olmstead( Book )
    15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 523 libraries worldwide
    Retells in graphic novel format Melville's story about Captain Ahab's search for Moby Dick, the great white whale that crippled him
    Moby Dick : or The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    8 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 224 libraries worldwide
    A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick
    The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    6 editions published between 1851 and 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
    The itinerant sailor Ishmael begins a voyage on the whaling ship Pequod whose captain, Ahab, wishes to exact revenge upon the whale Moby-Dick, who destroyed his last ship and took his leg. As they search for the savage white whale, Ishmael questions all aspects of life. The story is woven in complex, lyrical language and uses many theatrical forms, such as stage direction and soliloquy. It is considered the exemplar of American Romanticism
 
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