Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
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
Publish date: 31-12-2002
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 625
Edition language: English
Interesting read, but not my favorite story. Terribly long.
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: A rich, complex, highly symbolic narrative that explores the deepest reaches of our moral and metaphysical dilemma through the extraordinary tale of Captain Ahab's insane quest for the great white whale. One of America's greatest novels. Ok, anyone not livi...
First off I haven't read Moby Dick at all and I am almost in my thirties. Always wanted to but it seemed to be too long of a book, one day I got to thinking I would like to introduce K into the classics and hope that he will enjoy them. I went to our local library and checked out this version of Mob...
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...
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...