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Moby Dick: Or, The Whale

Written by Herman Melville

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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 man make this novel intense and deeply fascinating. The first line of Moby Dick, ‘Call me Ishmael,’ has been described as one of the most immortal openings to any book in literary history. A must read classic.

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Moby Dick: Or, The Whale Synopsis

Captain Ahab is an eerily compelling madman who focuses his distilled hatred and suffering (and that of generations before him) into the pursuit of a creature as vast, dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself.

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ISBN: 9780142437247
Publication date: 27/02/2003
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780142437247
Publication date: 27th February 2003
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 720 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

About Herman Melville

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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