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Moby-Dick, or The whale

Herman Melville (author)
Moby-Dick, or The whale
Moby-Dick, or The whale Moby-Dick, or The whale

Moby-Dick, or The whale

In het boek 'Moby-Dick' (Engelstalig) wordt aan boord van walvisvaarder Pequod een deels wijze, deels dwaze en ketterse bemanning, heen en weer geslingerd door verraderlijke wateren. Hun kapitein volgt met zijn schip de mythische witte walvis Moby-Dick.
Melville maakt van de walvisvaarder een theater waarin vrees, geloof en zwakheden tegenover geloof geplaatst worden. Met veel beeldspraak en
Walvissen, Wraak, Zee
Moby-Dick, or The whale
Herman Melville
London: Collector's Library, 2004 | Other editions
768 p.
1-904633-77-3 9781904633778 (hardback)

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About Herman Melville

Herman Melville ( Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (1851), Typee (1846), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia, and Billy Budd, Sailor, a posthumously published novella. Although his reputation was not high at the time of his death, the centennial of his birth in 1919 was the starting point of a Melville revival and Moby-Dick grew to be considered one of the great American novels.

Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a prosperous merchant whose death in 1832 left the family in financial straits. He took to sea in 1839 as a common sailor on a merchant ship and then on the whaler Acushnet but he jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands. Typee, his first book, and its sequel, Omoo…Read more on Wikipedia