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Moby-Dick, or The whale

Herman Melville (author), Andrew Delbanco (author of introduction), Tom Quirk (commentator)
'Call me Ishmael.' So begins Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. As Ishmael is drawn into Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to slay the white whale Moby-Dick, he finds himself engaged in a metaphysical struggle between good and evil. More than just a novel of adventure, more than an paean to whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting soci
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Moby-Dick, or The whale / Herman Melville ; introd. by Andrew Delbanco ; notes and explanatory commentary by Tom Quirk
Herman Melville
Author of introduction
Andrew Delbanco
Tom Quirk
New York: Penguin, [2012?] | Other editions
LI, 654 p. : ill.
9780142437247 (paperback)

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About Herman Melville

Herman Melville (born 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 (1847), were travel-advent…Read more on Wikipedia


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