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Moby Dick, or The whale.

Herman Melville

Moby Dick, or The whale.

by Herman Melville

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Published by Encyclopaedia Britannica in Chicago, London [etc.] .
Written in English


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SeriesGreat books of the western world -- 48
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Open LibraryOL13722917M

  After hundreds of pages of adventures and lengthy tangents, the crew finds Moby Dick in the Pacific. The whale defies its harpooners and rams into the Pequod, sinking it. . Moby-Dick is a book about suffering, and endurance and dogged perseverance, and reading Moby-Dick is and should be the same. Can there be a more intimate, committed, devoted and doomed attempt to Author: Miranda Collinge.

Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its 4/5(5). 1 Moby-Dick - Moby-Dick. Everyone has their own personal white whale. Captain Ahab's happens to be an actual white whale, but ours is a big ol' novel. In this lesson unit, we'll tackle one of the heftiest American stories ever written.

Moby Dick some fifty yards long. He said that he was one of six who had killed sixty in two days.’ —OTHER OR OCTHER’S VERBAL NARRATIVE TAKEN DOWN FROM HIS MOUTH BY KING ALFRED, A.D. ‘And whereas all the other things, whether beast or vessel, that enter into the dreadful gulf of this monster’s (whale’s).   Moby Dick is one of the most wide-ranging, capacious explorations in literature of what the color (or non-color) white may mean, exemplified best, to me, by an extraordinary chapter in the book simply called “The Whiteness of the Whale.” In it, Ishmael muses on the many, often conflicting resonances of whiteness: its sleek beauty, its Author: Gabrielle Bellot.


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This is truly a "mighty book" on "Moby-Dick." When you read this volume, you will have a whale of a time. Read more. 49 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. KZCakes. out of 5 stars This would be a wonderful purchase if it was just normal-sized/5(K). Moby-Dick = The Whale, Herman Melville Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in during the period of the American Renaissance.

Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage /5(K).

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee.

Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the /5(). The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Or The whale. book Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale.

But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the Moby Dick as the first “modern” novel/5(K).

Moby Dick, novel () by Herman Melville detailing the voyage of or The whale. book Pequod, a whaling vessel whose captain is intent on finding the white sperm whale Moby Dick. The novel was not well received at first but is now widely regarded as Melville’s magnum opus and one of the greatest novels in American literature.

Free download or read online Moby-Dick or, The Whale pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in November 14thand was written by Herman Melville. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this classics, fiction story are Elijah, Stubb/5. Moby Dick was a commercial failure when it was first published inbut during the 20th century, the book’s reputation grew and grew.

The novel features a memorable cast of characters, in particular the ivory-legged Captain Ahab, who lost a limb to /5(K). Moby Dick; Or, The Whale Note: See also Etext #, Etext #15, and a computer-generated audio file, Etext # Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Whaling -- Fiction Subject: Sea stories Subject: Psychological fiction Subject: Ship captains -- Fiction Subject: Adventure.

Having grown up loving whales as a boy – in the era of the Save the Whale campaigns of the s – I was underwhelmed when I watched John Author: Philip Hoare. The killing in the s of Mocha Dick, a giant sperm whale said to attack whaling ships with premeditated ferocity.

Mocha Dick was an inspiration for Melville’s “Moby-Dick.”. The whale is harpooned, but Moby Dick again attacks Ahab’s boat. Fedallah, trapped in the harpoon line, is dragged overboard to his death. Starbuck must maneuver the Pequod between Ahab and the angry whale.

On the third day, the boats are once again sent after Moby Dick, who once again attacks : Herman Melville. Find books like Moby-Dick or, the Whale from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked Moby-Dick or, the Whale also liked: Co. #2: Let faith oust fact; let fancy oust memory; I look deep down and do believe. #3: All my means are sane, my motive and my object mad. Check out this great listen on Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature.

The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns tha. Moby-Dick has been around for years, although it didn’t find a wide audience in the United States until the s.

I asked Philbrick what makes it such an enduring novel, one that’s been read and studied through catastrophes like World Wars, the Great Depression, Vietnam, September 11th and now the : Alex Scordelis.

Read Chapter 9 - The Sermon of Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville. The text begins: Father Mapple rose, and in a mild voice of unassuming authority ordered the scattered people to condense. "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 still slighter shuffling.

About Moby Dick Book. Moby Dick centers around the life of Captain Ahab whose leg got a bit off by Moby Dick, the white l is one of his crew member, the narrator of this story.

Ahab announces to his men with knocking a gold doubloon on the mast that whoever is to spot Moby Dick first, the white whale, will get the coin. Moby Dick Herman Melville, —the place where the first dead American whale was stranded.

Where else but from Nantucket did those aboriginal whalemen, the Red-Men, first sally out in canoes to give chase to the Leviathan. And where but from Nantucket, too, did that first adventurous little sloop put forth, partly laden with imported. In July ofa year-old novelist named Herman Melville had high hopes for his new novel, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, despite the book’s mixed reviews and tepid month he Author: Gilbert King.

Moby Dick is a fictional sperm whale who is the main antagonist in Herman Melville's novel of the same le based the fictional whale partially on a Based on: Mocha Dick. The Library of Congress offers many activities. Come take a tour, visit our exhibitions, and view the gorgeous Main Reading Room!

This quotation from Moby-Dick may well have been asked by real captains about a different whale–one that inspired the author of that now-famous book. Although Moby-Dick .Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since.

The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its 4/5(10).