Description - Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
A "brilliant and provocative" (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville's masterpiece-from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye
One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick's enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville's classic. As he did in his National Book Award-winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor's eye and an adventurer's passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters-finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew.
"Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm..."-New York Times Book Review
Buy Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(178mm x 127mm x 10mm)
The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication:
Book Reviews - Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Why Read Moby-Dick? book by Nathaniel Philbrick and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
Author Biography - Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; and Away Off Shore. He lives in Nantucket. His new book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, will be published in May 2016.
A Preview for this title is currently not available.