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Herman Melville - Author

Herman Melville is an American author, best-known for his novels of the sea and his masterpiece Moby-Dick (1851), a whaling adventure dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne. "I have written a wicked book and feel as spotless as the lamb," Melville wrote to Hawthorne. The work was only recognized as a masterpiece 30 years after Melville's death. Typee(1846), a fictionalized travel narrative, was the author's most popular book during his lifetime.

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Moby Dick - Illustrated Edition
Herman Melville
The classic story of the most famous whale in literature is brought to a new audience in this sensitively abridged version. Patrick Benson's atmospheric illustrations capture the huge drama of the story and, above all, the glory of Moby Dick,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2009
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Moby Dick: Or, The Whale
Herman Melville
A swashbuckling adventure story of seemingly epic proportions. The plot follows a half-crazed sea captain who seeks bitter revenge on a white whale who previously deprived him of his legs. Extraordinary details of ships, whale anatomy, and the nature of...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/02/2003
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