Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260087
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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.

The Condensed Moby Dick Herman Melville s Classic Abridged

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610427793
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
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ISBN: 9781503280786
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation grew immensely during the twentieth century. D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world," and "the greatest book of the sea ever written." Moby-Dick is considered a Great American Novel and an outstanding work of the Romantic period in America and the American Renaissance. "Call me Ishmael" is one of world literature's most famous opening sentences.The product of a year and a half of writing, the book is dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne, "in token of my admiration for his genius," and draws on Melville's experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, and on literary inspirations such as Shakespeare and the Bible. The detailed and realistic descriptions of whale hunting and of extracting whale oil, as well as life aboard ship among a culturally diverse crew, are mixed with exploration of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God. In addition to narrative prose, Melville uses styles and literary devices ranging from songs, poetry and catalogs to Shakespearean stage directions, soliloquies and asides.The author changed the title at the very last moment in September 1851. The work first appeared as The Whale in London in October 1851, and then under its definitive title Moby-Dick in New York in November. The whale, however, appears in both the London and New York editions as "Moby Dick," with no hyphen. The British edition of five hundred copies was not reprinted during the author's life, the American of almost three thousand was reprinted three times at approximately 250 copies, the last reprinting in 1871. These figures are exaggerated because three hundred copies were destroyed in a fire at Harper's; only 3,200 copies were actually sold during the author's life.

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465518819
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Moby Dick Retold For Kids Beginner Reader Classics

Author: Max James
Publisher: KidLit-O
ISBN: 162917033X
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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

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 1606600753
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The chronicle of a vengeful captain's obsessive search for a white whale ranks among the great American novels. Twenty-five glorious woodcut illustrations from a 1930s version complement this newly reset hardcover edition.

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Simon & Brown
ISBN: 9781613822647
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Herman Melville's classic tale of Ishmael, Captain Ahab, and the White Whale comes to life through stark drawings in this graphic novel adaptation. Ishmael, a young merchant marine, decides to embark with his friend Queequeg on a voyage on the whaling ship the "Pequod," helmed by Captain Ahab. They soon discover that the strange captain's true mission is to find and kill Moby Dick, a great white whale who tore off Ahab's leg. Ahab's quest for revenge, a quintessential case of man against nature and good against evil, remains an enduring story that has captivated readers for generations. In this edition, Denis Deprez's haunting graphics set a dark, menacing tone for the narrative. "La historia clasica de Herman Melville de Ismael, el capitan Ahab y la ballena blanca cobra vida a traves de dibujos severos en esta adaptacion grafica. Ismael, un joven marino mercante, decide embarcarse junto con su amigo Queequeg en un viaje en el barco ballenero "Pequod," dirigido por el capitan Ahab. Pronto descubren que la verdadera mision del extrano capitan es encontrar y matar a Moby Dick, una gran ballena blanca que le arranco la pierna a Ahab. Su busqueda de venganza, un caso por excelencia del hombre contra la naturaleza y del bien contra el mal, sigue siendo una historia perdurable que ha cautivado a los lectores por generaciones. En esta edicion, los graficos inquietantes de Denis Deprez crean un tono oscuro y amenazante para la narrativa."

Moby Dick

Author: Henry Brook
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409585387
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A faithful retelling of the classic Herman Melville story about Captain Ahab and his vengeful hunt for the whale Moby Dick. Clearly written in a modern, approachable style, the Classics Retold series is designed to introduce young readers to much-loved classic stories. The text includes informative notes on both the author and the original text, and is ideal for encouraging young readers to pursue an interest in literature.

Moby Dick Complete

Author: Herman Melville
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ISBN: 9781548299019
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In Moby Dick, Ishmael tells the story of Captain Ahab and the white whale. Ahab, the grizzled captain of the whaling boat the Pequod, has become obsessed with the white whale that eludes him. Ahab's relentless pursuit of the whale results in tragedy.In a deadly confrontation, the entire crew of the Pequod is killed except for Ishmael, who lives to tell this story.

Moby Dick Or The Whale

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143105954
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A nineteenth-century tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a large white whale.