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Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville; Andrew Delbanco (Introduction by); Coralie Bickford-Smith; Tom Quirk (Notes by, Commentaries by)
Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics Ser.
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Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick
Illustrations by Rockwell Kent

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

First published in 1851, Herman Melville's masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick's words, "the greatest novel in American literature." The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale remains a peerless adventure story but one full of mythic grandeur, poetic majesty, and symbolic power. Filtered through the consciousness of the novel's narrator, Ishmael, Moby-Dick draws us into a universe full of fascinating characters and stories, from the noble cannibal Queequeg to the natural history of whales, while reaching existential depths that excite debate and contemplation to this day.

Author description

Herman Melville, though not appreciated in his own time, is now regarded as one of America's greatest novelists. Much of the material for his novels was drawn from his own experience as a seaman. He wrote his masterpiece Moby Dick in 1851and died in1891. Andrew Delbanco is Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Tom Quirk is Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141199603
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : November 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

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  • : illustrations
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  • : illustrations
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 813/.3
  • : 813/.3
  • : 2015506377
  • : 2015506377
  • : Herman Melville; Andrew Delbanco (Introduction by); Coralie Bickford-Smith; Tom Quirk (Notes by, Commentaries by)
  • : 720
  • : 720
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback