By (author) Herman Melville
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Book Description'Command the murderous chalices!...Drink ye harpooners! drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow - Death to Moby Dick!'. So Captain Ahab binds his crew to fulfil his obsession - the destruction of the great white whale. Under his lordly but maniacal command the Pequod's commercial mission is perverted to one of vengeance. To Ahab, the monster that destroyed his body is not a creature, but the symbol of 'some unknown but still reasoning thing'. Uncowed by natural disasters, ill omens, even death, Ahab urges his ship towards 'the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679405597
(216mm x 133mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Herman Melville
Pierre, Paperback (January 2017)View all books by Herman Melville
When Pierre was published one year after Moby-Dick, expectations were high. Readers expected-and Melville delivered-adventure, humor, and brilliance. Magnificent and strange, Pierre is a richly allusive novel mirroring both antebellum America and Melville's own life.
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Author Biography - Herman Melville
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916 2007) is the author of many books and essays, including "Herman Melville "(Penguin Lives), "American Fictions, " and "Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature.""
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