Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Publish date: December 31st 2002
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 625
Edition language: English
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...
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 ...
"The American Bible" Nathaniel Philbrick says, and I agree.
I was supposed to read "Moby Dick" for the first time in high school (weren't we all). Being a poor student back then, I did everything I could to avoid it and succeeded, though I wound up with pretty bad grades that term. The memory of those grades stayed with me down through the years, and this ...
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