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Moby-Dick, or, The whale

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books/Library of America, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage books/The Library of America edView all editions and formats
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Moby-Dick is one of the great epics in all of literature. Captain Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's meditations on whales and whaling, on the sublime indifference of nature, and on the grimy physical details of the extraction of oil provide a reflective counterpoint to the headlong idolatrous quest. Sometimes read as a terrifying study of monomania or as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville
ISBN: 0679725253 9780679725251 9780142437247 9780679405597 0679405593 9780451532282 0451532287 9780143124672 0143124676 0142437247
OCLC Number: 23286500
Description: xxix, 660 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Whale.
Moby Dick
Responsibility: by Herman Melville.
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'Call me Ishmael.' So begins the author's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. As Ishmael is drawn into Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to slay the white whale  Read more...

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