Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260087
Format: PDF, ePub
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Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab's appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Dorset Press
ISBN: 9781566193573
Format: PDF, Docs
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A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture.

The Condensed Moby Dick Herman Melville s Classic Abridged

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610427793
Format: PDF
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This book is annotated. Moby Dick is one of the greatest American novels ever wrote. If you've always wanted to read the classic, but just don't have the time, this abridged version can help. At just 20,000 words long, this version of the classic novel will let you read Melville's classic in just hours, and provide you with an excellent overview of the entire novel. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge.

The Last of the Mohicans Amazonclassics Edition

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: AmazonClassics
ISBN: 9781542049597
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fast-paced and suspenseful, The Last of the Mohicans follows an intrepid group of frontiersmen and Native Americans as they navigate the rugged terrain of both the landscape and their racial differences. Together they strive to deliver Colonel Munro's two daughters to safety at Fort William Henry during the French and Indian War. Widely considered the first "Great American Novel," James Fenimore Cooper's classic encapsulates the violence and beauty, tragedy and heroism at the heart of the American frontier, set against the stunning backdrop of the northern New York wilderness. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as The Last of the Mohicans, this edition of The Last of the Mohicans (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781681778488
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every reader knows the obsessive story of Captain Ahab and the famous white whale. Moby Dick is the great American novel, a monument of literature.Based on the events depicted in the "Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex" and the legend of "Mocha Dick," it is the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage aboard the whaling ship the Pequod. Commanded by the obsessed Captain Ahab, a man who is hell-bent on revenge against a white whale of incredible ferocity, the Pequod and its crew are tasked with this singular goal, whatever the emotional or human cost. It is a novel rich with symbolism and complex themes.But this mythical adventure has never been portrayed in such a powerful way and with such striking illustrations, presenting a new perspective on this cornerstone of American literature. It marks a wonderful entry point for new readers to discover Melville's universe--and a beautiful edition for the countless dedicated readers of this unique novel.

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Herman Melville s Moby Dick

Author: Michael J. Davey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415247719
Format: PDF, ePub
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'Moby Dick' is one of the great American novels. This literary sourcebook contains everything essential to an informed reading of this epic text, including a contextual overview, contemporary documents, early critical reviews and important annotated passages from the novel.

Moby Dick Retold For Kids Beginner Reader Classics

Author: Max James
Publisher: KidLit-O
ISBN: 162917033X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The hunt for a gigantic whale. You can't get more exciting than that. Herman's Melville's "Moby Dick" has long been considered one of the greatest American novels ever wrote. If you want to introduce your children to the classic work, then this is the perfect book. It takes the structure and plot of Melville’s work and puts it into a language and format that younger kids will understand. KidLit-O’s newest series helps introduce younger readers to classic works of literature by retelling them as beginning reader chapter books.

Moby Dick in Pictures One Drawing for Every Page

Author: Matt Kish
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 1935639145
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A collection of illustrations inspired by lines from every single page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick Inspired by one of the world’s greatest novels, Ohio artist Matt Kish set out on an epic voyage of his own one day in August 2009. More than one hundred and fifty years following the original publication of Moby-Dick, Kish began illustrating Herman Melville’s classic, creating images based on text selected from every page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition. Completely self-taught, Kish refused to set any boundaries for the artwork and employed a deliberately low-tech approach in response to the increasing popularity of born-digital art and literature. He used found pages torn from old, discarded books, as well as a variety of mediums, including ballpoint pen, marker, paint, crayon, ink, and watercolor. By layering images on top of existing words and images, Kish has crafted a visual masterpiece that echoes the layers of meaning in Melville’s narrative. In retrospect, Kish says he feels as foolhardy as Ishmael, the novel’s narrator, and as obsessed as Captain Ahab in his quest for the great white whale. “I see now that the project was an attempt to fully understand this magnificent novel, to walk through every sun-drenched word, to lift up all the hatches and open all the barrels, to smell, taste, hear, and see every seabird, every shark, every sailor, every harpooner, and every whale,” he says. “It was a hard thing, a very painful thing, but the novel now lives inside me in a away it never could have before.” Kish spent nearly every day for eighteen months toiling away in a small closet he converted into an art studio. In order to share the work with family and friends, he started the blog “One Drawing for Every page of Moby-Dick,” where he posted art and brief description about his process on a daily basis.

Why Read Moby Dick

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545216
Format: PDF, ePub
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A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville’s world and illuminates the book’s humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. “Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…”—New York Times Book Review

Moby Dick Or The Whale

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520045484
Format: PDF, ePub
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The story of Captain Ahab's obssession with the great white whale that crippled him is presented in a specially designed edition