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Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)

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Works: 251 works in 999 publications in 8 languages and 50,620 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Sea fiction  Drama  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Allegories 
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 )
    96 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,510 libraries worldwide
    Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    90 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,137 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 2,742 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
    Herman Melville's Moby Dick by Herman Melville( visu )
    20 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 2,650 libraries worldwide
    In this two-part made-for-TV retelling of the legendary Herman Melville tale, Ishmael, sole survivor of the lost whaling ship The Pequod, relates the tale of monomaniacal Captain Ahab 's self-destructive obsession to hunt and slay the elusive great white whale, Moby Dick, who disfigured him, forcing his tired and mutinous crew to travel the seas until they find it
    Moby-Dick; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    20 editions published between 1920 and 2004 in English and held by 2,545 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
    Moby-Dick : an authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )
    5 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 1,429 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 Herman Melville( Book )
    24 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,261 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 )
    13 editions published between 1926 and 1950 in English and Italian and held by 1,166 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 )
    10 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,109 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 by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )
    5 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,057 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 )
    4 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 835 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 )
    15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 783 libraries worldwide
    Ishmael, a sailor, recounts the ill-fated voyage of a whaling ship led by the fanatical Captain Ahab in search of the white whale that had crippled him. Presented in comic book format
    Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    4 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 751 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 )
    5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 666 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 )
    11 editions published between 1930 and 1992 in English and held by 618 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 )
    7 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 609 libraries worldwide
    A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
    Whale! by Kim Leilani Evans( Book )
    12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 602 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 )
    13 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 580 libraries worldwide
    The nineteenth-century tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a huge white whale
    Moby Dick : or The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    6 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 171 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 )
    4 editions published between 1851 and 2008 in English and held by 5 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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