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Moby Dick covers subjects such as racism, hierarchical relationships, politics, good and evil. None of this is lost in the Compact Edition. What have been cut are lengthy descriptions of whaling history and whales and some philosophical observations and reflections. Still an allegorical epic though.
Moby Dick is the tale of one man's fatal obsession and his willingness to sacrifice his life and that of his crew to achieve his goal. The story follows the fortunes of Captain Ahab and the eccentric crew of a whaling ship, The Pequod. The ship is on its last voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick - the great white whale which wounded Ahab in the past is his quarry now. The battle with the elements, the sea, the dangerous confrontations of the whale hunts are embodied in the thrilling narration of the survivor Ishmael.
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||3rd May 2007|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Classics, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Collections:||60+ Novels to Bring You Back to Nature,|
Herman Melville was born Herman Melvill (the â€˜eâ€™ was added in the 1830s) on 1 August, 1819, in New York City to a wealthy importer. The Melvilles moved to Albany after Hermanâ€™s father was bankrupted. His father died soon after and the young Herman worked variously as a farmer, bookkeeper, teacher and bank clerk. At the age of 20 he signed on as a deck hand of a trading ship, the St. Lawrence, sailing to Liverpool and back. Soon after his return he set sail for the South Pacific aboard the whaling ship Acusnet. In the Marquesas, Melville jumped ship and spent ...More About Herman Melville