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Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)

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Works: 201 works in 773 publications in 10 languages and 45,882 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  History 
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( Book )
    206 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and German and held by 17,127 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 notes by Herman Melville( Book )
    192 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 9,247 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( Sound Recording )
    66 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 3,311 libraries worldwide
    Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
    Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund( Book )
    12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 2,925 libraries worldwide
    A novel inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick chronicles the life of Una Spenser, wife of the immortal Captain Ahab, from her Kentucky childhood, through her adventures disguised as a whaling ship cabin boy, to her various marriages
    Moby Dick by John Huston( visu )
    8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 2,173 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 : An authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )
    2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
    Hunting Captain Ahab : psychological warfare and the Melville revival by Clare Spark( Book )
    3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
    In this interdisciplinary study of the development of institutional censorship, Clare Spark explores the complexities of 20th-century American cultural politics through the protagonists of the Melville Revival. She investigates closely the history of the Revival and its key critics, who manipulated Melville's life and writings in the service of their own particular social and political agendas. Spark's assertions are based on her exploration of either newly opened or previously unexplored archival materials of leading Melville scholars -- Raymond Weaver, Charles Olson, Henry A. Murray, and Jay Leyda. In addressing the distinction between what she calls the radical and conservative Enlightenment -- the conservative masquerading as progressive its attempt to reconcile scientific truth and social order -- Spark makes her way through Melville's often confusing and contradictory texts and examines the disputes within Melville scholarship, which often center on the mesmerizing figure of Ahab as either a democratic hero or a totalitarian dictator, corresponding to the rival epistemologies of modern society
    Moby Dick by Bernice Selden( Book )
    6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
    Ishmael's dream of adventure on a whaling ship becomes a nightmare as the voyage turns into a struggle for survival. Captain Ahab, maimed by a monster whale, is obsessed with revenge. As the crew discovers, he is willing to risk everything to destroy the whale
    Ahab ( Book )
    1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
    Essays to help you understand and appreciate Melville's novel, Moby Dick, and especially the character Captain Ahab
    Moby Dick, or, The white whale by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )
    1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 545 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 by Patricia Daniels( Book )
    2 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 421 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 ( visu )
    6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
    Ishmael sees his dream of a whaling voyage come true when he joins the crew of the Pequod, a sailing vessel leaving port in Nantucket. Unbeknownst to Ishmael and the mates, the Pequod's monomaniacal Captain Ahab is taking them all on a mad and personal mission to slay the great whale Moby Dick, an obsession that will open their eyes to the wonder and spectacle of man, of beast, and the inescapable nature of both
    Moby Dick : chasing the great white whale by Eric A Kimmel( Book )
    1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
    Captain Ahab takes his crew on a mission to find Moby Dick, the great white whale that crippled him
    Moby-Dick; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
    2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
    Moby Dick : based on the novel by Herman Melville by Lew Sayre Schwartz( Book )
    2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
    Killing a sixty-ton sperm whale that could destroy a boat with a flick of its massive tail was no easy task. Whalemen of the early nineteenth century were not just hunters, they were also explorers-sailing on the uncharted sea in search of some of the largest creatures on earth. The most famous whale of all? Moby Dick. Here are Ishmael, Queequeq, Ahab, and of course, Moby Dick, rendered anew in a dynamic comic book adaptation of one of the greatest American novels ever written. The book also includes information about Herman Melville, facts about whales, and the history of the whaling industry. With all the flare and blaze of Melville's original story, Moby Dick is sure to intrigue a new generation of readers with this fast-paced and electric portrayal of the famous battle between man and beast
    Moby Dick or, The whale by Herman Melville( file )
    7 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 366 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, and one of the greatest American novels of all time
    Melville: the best of Moby Dick and Typee; also Billy Budd complete by Herman Melville( Book )
    1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
    The Pirates! in an adventure with Ahab by Gideon Defoe( Book )
    4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
    They're back!!! The Pirate Captain and his irascible crew of scoundrels return in their soggiest saga yet. Fresh from their mishaps with Charles Darwin and the evil Bishop of Oxford, the Pirates set sail in a bouncy new vessel -- purchased on credit. In order to repay his debts, the Pirate Captain is determined to capture the enigmatic White Whale, hunted by the notoriously moody Ahab, who has promised a reward. Chaos ensues, featuring the lascivious Cutlass Liz, the world's most dangerous mosquito, an excerpt from the Pirate Captain's novel in progress (a bodice ripper, of course), whale ventriloquism, practical lessons in whale painting, a shanty-singing contest in a Las Vegas casino, and a dra-matic climax in which the Pirate Captain's prize ham saves the day!
    Herman Melville's Moby Dick by Jan Fields( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
    Illustrated retelling of Herman Melville's classic story of Ishmael, a young seaman who joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
    4 editions published between 1929 and 1948 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
    Written in 1851 by Herman Melville, an American author-a history of whaling, an exciting story of the sea, the killing of great whales to the danger of boat and crew, and the chase of Moby Dick
 
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