Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Buy a poster of the Moby Dick jacket art designed by Tony Millionaire These novels played a unique and lasting role in the development of American literature, and each one remains a beloved and widely read work of fiction. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-arguably the great American... show more
Buy a poster of the Moby Dick jacket art designed by Tony Millionaire These novels played a unique and lasting role in the development of American literature, and each one remains a beloved and widely read work of fiction. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-arguably the great American novel. Ethan Frome—an enduring rural tragedy. And Moby-Dick or, The Whale—a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Now, Penguin Classics is proud to present these three novels in gorgeous graphic packages featuring cover art by some of the most talented illustrators working today. @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: 2009-10-27
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 672
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
Moby Dick is a deeply weird book, not what I expected from a 19th Century classic, and my rating expresses my mixture of admiration, boredom and outright irritation at Melville's wretched self-indulgence and excesses. I know that's nigh to sacrilegious. Introductions to this book call it "the greate...
"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme." (Ch. 104)"In this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern (that is, if you never violate the Pythagorean maxim)." (Ch. 1)These two quotes sum up Moby-Dick for me. The first is obvious: Melville has indeed written a m...
Moby-Dick isn't so much a book as it is an experience. Despite the presence of Ahab, Starbuck, Queequeg and the whale, Melville's magnum opus isn't about its characters. It isn't even about it's own story. Sure, on the surface it's about a bunch of guys on a boat chasing a whale, and led by their ...