Moby-Dick (Penguin Clothbound Classics)

Author(s): Herman Melville


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.


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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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  • : 9780141199603
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.844
  • : October 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : December 2013
  • : books

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  • : illustrations
  • : 720
  • : 2015506377
  • : 813/.3
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Herman Melville