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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale - Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
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Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure,... show more
Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. @greatwhitetale Call me Ishmael. You could call me something else if you want, but since that’s my name, it would make sense to call me Ishmael. Captain obsessed with finding a whale called Moby Dick. Sounds like the meanest VD ever, if you ask me. Sorry. Old joke. Couldn’t resist. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142437247 (0142437247)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 625
Edition language: English
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Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
1.0 Interesting Start Loss Of Interest in Middle
A shiphand named Ishmael meets other seafaring men including the strange and hypnotic Captain Ahab. Captain is obsessed with catching the the great white whale named Moby Dick. I started the book knowing there would be a lot about whales...probably too much. I thought I would give it a shot anyw...
ailenimanideep
ailenimanideep rated it
4.5 Manideep's Review
Recommended for those interested in: Metaphors, adventure, mystery, philosophy, human nature Ishmael, feeling depressed with his mundane life, decides it is time for him to go on a voyage. The novel is an account of him in a whaling boat named Pequod, as they search for the White Whale. In Ishmael...
michaelgeralddealino
michaelgeralddealino rated it
4.0 The Whale
I first read Moby Dick as a child with an Illustrated Classics Edition, that series of small, pocketsize versions with pencil sketches on every other page. What made me read the book again in its unabridged form arose from watching this tv series on Animal Planet, "Whale Wars", which chronicles the ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
I know sometimes it's hard for people of this time to get into books written so long ago, but I read a lot of classics. I had sooooo much trouble with this one. It seemed just like a bunch of madness wrapped in references to stories from the bible, greek myths etc. Obviously Herman Melville was a...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
"The American Bible" Nathaniel Philbrick says, and I agree.
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