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Moby-Dick, or, The whale

Author: Herman Melville; Andrew Delbanco; Tom Quirk
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003. ©1851
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking for adventure and a new life, Ishmael, the story's narrator, decides to find work on a whaling boat. On arriving at the Massachusetts harbour to begin his search, the only bed available is already half occupied by a "cannibal" named Queequeg. Although Queequeg has limited English, a friendship forms and the two men sign up for work together aboard the Pequod under the infamous Captain Ahab.
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Genre/Form: Sea fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Psychological fiction
Sea stories
Fiction
Adventure stories
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Andrew Delbanco; Tom Quirk
ISBN: 0142437247 9780142437247 9780810119116 0810119110
OCLC Number: 51669461
Description: li, 654 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Moby Dick
Moby-Dick
Whale
Responsibility: Herman Melville ; introduction by Andrew Delbanco ; notes and explanatory commentary by Tom Quirk.
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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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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/2453386250#Topic\/whales<\/a>> # Whales<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nrdfs:seeAlso<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2008113464<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Whales<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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