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Moby-Dick or the whale

Author: Herman Melville; Newton Arvin
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ©1948. ©1957.
Series: Rinehart editions
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Newton Arvin
ISBN: 0030077656 9780030077654
OCLC Number: 2290474
Description: 566 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Rinehart editions
Other Titles: Whale
Responsibility: Herman Melville; introduction by Newton Arvin.

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So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

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