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Description - Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

"...for there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men."--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

"Call me Ishmael" is the iconic opening line of Herman Melville's classic American novel, Moby-Dick. Ishmael is a seaman aboard the whaling vessel, Pequod, under the vengeful captain, Ahab. Maniacally seeking retribution from the great white sperm whale called Moby-Dick--the whale responsible for the captain's missing leg--Ahab leads the crew on a quest to kill the infamous beast. A fictional work based on actual events, Moby-Dick is a classic that has been enjoyed for generations, and it's now available as part of the Word Cloud Classic series, making it a stylish and affordable addition to any library.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781626860575
ISBN-10: 1626860572
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 133mm x 41mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Canterbury Classics
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819--1891) was an American writer best known for the novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention, but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously and never recovered during his lifetime.

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