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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

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'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 Details

ISBN: 9780679405597
ISBN-10: 0679405593
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 133mm x 35mm)
Pages: 593
Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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An innocent young man is falsely accused of inciting mutiny in this haunting tale. Melville's final novel offers a profoundly moving examination of the balance between authority and individual rights.

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Magnificent and strange, Pierre is a richly allusive novel mirroring both antebellum America and Herman Melville's own life.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville Moby Dick, Paperback (January 2017)

Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series of popular classics, this edition is thoroughly edited and extensively annotated, features an insightful foreword by Jay Parini and includes pictures and a comprehensive section on Melville's life and works.

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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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