Moby Dick

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

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260087
Size: 33.16 MB
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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.

In Search Of Moby Dick

Author: Tim Severin
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306810459
Size: 29.57 MB
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Herman Melville's classic novel Moby-Dick immortalized the idea of a mammoth sperm whale roaming the seas, wreaking havoc on all that crossed its path. But could such a creature actually exist, then or now? To find out, the acclaimed adventure writer and explorer Tim Severin set off to the islands of the South Pacific in search of one of our most iconic modern myths. From the Marquesas Archipelago, where the twenty-one-year-old Melville deserted his whaling ship in 1842, through the Philippines, Tonga, and Indonesia, Severin follows a trail of ocean legend and lore to the last surviving islanders who hunt the great whale by hand, shadowing a victorious hunt from Stone Age boats and uncovering tantalizing evidence of the existence of a Great White Whale. In this captivating account of his voyage, Severin traces not only the origins of Melville's legendary literary creation but also something of the spiritual relationship between the islanders and the creatures of the sea, the hunter and his prey.

Moby Dick And The Whaling Industry Of The 19th Century

Author: Graham Faiella
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823945054
Size: 78.13 MB
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Traces the process and influences behind the writing of Herman Melville's novel, "Moby Dick," which was published in the 1850s and based on the author's own experience at sea.

Moby Dick Or The White Whale

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780192741929
Size: 49.94 MB
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Moby Dick is a vast and dangerous white whale. An enemy for many years after the whale bit off his leg, the crazed Captain Ahab is obsessed with his quarry. Together with his extraordinary crew, Ahab braves the oceans of the world to hunt the fearsome Moby Dick. * Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most distinguished living children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award (twice), and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Geraldine's most recent best-selling novel The Kite Rider was published to universal acclaim in March 2001

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
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A literary classic that wasn't recognized for its merits until decades after its publication, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick tells the tale of a whaling ship and its crew, who are carried progressively further out to sea by the fiery Captain Ahab. Obsessed with killing the massive whale, which had previously bitten off Ahab's leg, the seasoned seafarer steers his ship to confront the creature, while the rest of the shipmates, including the young narrator, Ishmael, and the harpoon expert, Queequeg, must contend with their increasingly dire journey. The book invariably lands on any short list of the greatest American novels.

Moby Dick Or The White Whale

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192781536
Size: 26.96 MB
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Retells Melville's novel of the sailor called Ishmael and Captain Ahab, who would do anything to catch the great white whale, Moby Dick, that had taken the Captain's leg.

Moby Dick Complete Unabridged Edition

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 802722263X
Size: 74.67 MB
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"Moby-Dick" is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature, one of the great epics in all of literature. The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge... Herman Melville (1819–1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851).

Moby Dick

Author: Jan Fields
Publisher: Abdo Group
ISBN: 9781603033749
Size: 75.87 MB
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Retells the classic story of the ill-fated voyage of a whaling ship led by the fanatical Captain Ahab in search of the white whale that had crippled him.