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Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003.
Series: Dover giant thrift editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Psychological fiction
Sea stories
Novela psicológica
Historias de aventuras
Cuentos del mar
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville
ISBN: 0486432157 9780486432151
OCLC Number: 52090568
Description: viii, 452 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Dover giant thrift editions.
Responsibility: Herman Melville.
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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.

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