Moby Dick (Or, The Whale)
by Herman Melville, 1025 pages
Item Number: 4218
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Written by one of America's greatest authors, Moby Dick
is a work of tremendous power and depth - one of world literature's great poetic epics. In the novel, published in 1851 after sixteen months of writing, Herman Melville recounts the Promethean quest of Captain Ahab, who, having lost a leg in an earlier battle with White Whale, is determined to catch the beast and destroy it. By the time readers meet Ahab, he is a vengeful, crazed, and terror-provoking figure, for Moby Dick has come to represent for him all the evil in the world.
The relentless voyage of Ahab and his crew, a finely etched group of weird and wonderful characters who seem both flesh-and-blood individuals and symbolic of the varying qualities of men, becomes a masterful drama of life at sea. The drama is made more fascinating by Melville's eloquent style - a combination of the journalistic, colloquial, and poetic - and the themes and subjects he pursues - whales and whaling; man's need for love and comradeship; and the fury of Ahab for the whale.
Through realistic storytelling, symbolic allegory, and allusive and figurative language, Melville achieves in Moby Dick a special intensity that readers will marvel at, and not soon forget.
Package Weight: about 18.3 pounds.
(From the Treasured Classics shelf.)