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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A bestselling author of seagoing epics now celebrates an American classic. Philbrick offers a cabin master's tour of a spellbinding novel rich with adventure and history. He skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters--finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to today's time and, indeed, to all times.
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Named Person: Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 9780670022991 0670022993 9780143123972 0143123971
OCLC Number: 769545322
Awards: Commended for Chautauqua Prize 2012
Description: 131 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Nathaniel Philbrick.

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