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Moby Dick, or, The whale

Herman Melville

Moby Dick, or, The whale

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Published by Avenel Books, Distributed by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Whaling ships -- Fiction,
  • Ship captains -- Fiction,
  • Mentally ill -- Fiction,
  • Whaling -- Fiction,
  • Whales -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMoby Dick., Whale.
    StatementHerman Melville ; with an introduction by Viola Meynell.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesOxford world"s classics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2384 .M6 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxviii, 582 p. ;
    Number of Pages582
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2776552M
    ISBN 100517606143
    LC Control Number86139289
    OCLC/WorldCa14090256


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"Star board gangway, there. side away to larboard- larboard gangway to starboard. Midships. midships!" There was a low rumbling of heavy sea-boots among the benches, and a.

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Moby Dick was Herman Melville’s most successful work and defined him as a literary master – though not until well after his death.; A motley whaling crew and its mad captain, Ahab, pursue a revenge mission against the white whale Moby Dick.

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The Rachel has also seen Moby Dick. As a result, one of its open boats is missing; the captain's son is aboard. The captain of the Rachel begs Ahab to aid in the search, but the Pequod's captain is resolute. He is very near the White Whale now and.

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Moby-Dick () is a novel by Herman some characters only appear in the shore-based chapters at the beginning of the book, and others are captains and crewmembers of other ships, the majority of the characters are crew members of.

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Ahab has the ship's blacksmith, Perth, forge him a special harpoon blade which he intends to use to cut down Moby Dick. Ahab uses regular harpoons. Ahab damages his false leg after meeting with Captain Boomer, and has the ship's carpenter make him a new one.

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About the Book. This trade edition of Moby-Dick is a reduced version of the Arion Press Moby-Dick, which was published in in a limited edition of copies and has been hailed as a modern masterpiece of bookmaking.

It was hand set under the supervision of one of America's finest book designers and printers. The initial letters that begin each chapter were .Book-It casts a wide net with “Moby-Dick” Seattle Times 2/20/09 “Book-It’s Moby Dick puts us in the weatherworn wood belly of the New England whaling trade” Seattle Weekly, 2/18/ Theater: ‘Moby’ and ‘Madeline’ reach for the stars Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/16/09 “Moby-Dick” begins at Book-It Repertory Theatre Seattle.