Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics)

Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics) by Herman Melville 1853260088 9781853260087
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On a previous voyage, Captain Ahab lost his leg to Moby Dick, a monstrous white whale. Now, bent on vengeance against the whale, Ahab leads the crew of the Pequod on a pursuit that features constant adventure and horrendous mishaps. On its surface, Moby-Dick is a vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, a virtual encyclopedia of whales and whaling. But as the quest for the whale becomes increasingly perilous, the tale works on allegorical levels, likening the whale to human greed, moral consequence, good, evil, and life itself. Moby-Dick was publicly derided during its authors lifetime, yet Melvilles great American novel has survived to become a classic of epic proportions. Includes an extensive Dictionary of Sea Terms (37 pages).

Author: Herman Melville

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 544

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Publication Date: 1999-12-05


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