One of the most widely-read and respected books in all American literature, "Moby Dick" is the saga of Captain Ahab and his unrelenting pursuit of Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed him during their last encounter. A novel blending high-seas romantic adventure, symbolic allegory, and the conflicting ideals of heroic determination and ...
One of the most widely-read and respected books in all American literature, "Moby Dick" is the saga of Captain Ahab and his unrelenting pursuit of Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed him during their last encounter. A novel blending high-seas romantic adventure, symbolic allegory, and the conflicting ideals of heroic determination and undying hatred, "Moby Dick" is also revered for its historical accounts of the whaling industry of the 1800s.
Very Good. 1976 hardcover, no dj, 1ST PRINTING WITH FULL NUMBER LINE, no marks noted in text, Each order is emailed a USPS tracking number. All books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing.
Fair. Salmon colored cover. Cover has a lot of edge wear and corners curled and creased. Creased and worn along the spine. Pages have minimal marks and highlighting but lightly tanned. Light moisture damage along the top edge causing small stains. FAST SHIPPING W/USPS TRACKING! ! !
Very Good. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1977. Collector's edition. Leather bound. 615 pp. Very good. Slight lean with minor bumping to the board corners. Bound in full, gilt stamped, black leather; all edges gilt with silk moire endpapers.
Robinson, Boardman. Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Bound in genuine leather. Black leather boards with decorative waves and center medallions in gold. Gilded page edges. Gold lettering. Blue silk end papers. Blue silk ribbon page marker. A brand new Easton book plate to affix to the book if desired. Illustrated. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean throughout. The greatest books ever written. Collector's Edition. Two white spots on top page edges. Near fine.
Collectible: Like New. Like New! Bound in leather with satin moire end leaves, gilt lettering and decorations, and a satin ribbon page marker; all edges gilt. Very tightly bound and appears unread. (Shelf location: BS4) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
Fine in gilt decorated, full, black leather covered boards with extensive tooling to the boards, four raised raised bands on the spine and gilt edges to the text block. A silk placement ribbon is sewn-in at the head of the spine and matching silk end papers. A collector's edition produced exclusively for subscribers of the Easton Press collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. 615 pages of text and illustrations. With an introduction by Clifton Fadiman and illustrations by Boardman Robinson many of which are in color. An extremely handsome copy with no names, dates, notations or prior owner's book plates.
The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1977. FINE, Hardcover, 7" x 10.25", 615pppgs. Original black full genuine leather binding, decoration stamped with gold leaf, all edges gold, spine with four raised bands, Smyth-sewn for strength, elegant silk moire endleaves, silk ribbon marker. Title page states COLLECTOR'S EDITION. One of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. Printed on acid-free stock especially made for this edition. Color frontispiece of the author, and illustrations by Boardman Robinson. Easton Press bookplate on half-title page with former owners name. An extremely attractive book, in pristine condition. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Good. Ours is 1902, with same paging as 1899 ed. ix p., 1 l., 492, xiv p. front., 3 pl. Plate at 430 is loose. Light green binding is fairly clean with gilt lettering still legible. Your purchase benefits world-wide relief efforts of Mennonite Central Committee.
Very nice book, and extremely prompt shipping...thanks again!
Oct 13, 2011
Hardcover in great shape, came exactly as described. This is a somewhat scarce,annotated edition. And, Moby Dick ( with or without the annotations), is THE single greatest book ever written.
Apr 24, 2008
The Great American Novel
When I studied this book in college, we discussed what Melville was describing in this story. It's not only about a young man's transformation through his experiences on the Pequod, nor is it only about Ahab's obsession with killing Moby Dick to the exclusion of all else. It's about man's struggle against Nature, the attempts by man to change, control, and eventually overcome Nature. Melville understood that man could never accomplish this, but would only end up destroying himself as Ahab destroyed himself by harpooning Moby Dick.
In my opinion, this is still the greatest American novel ever written, not only for the twin stories of Ishmael and Ahab, but also educational in how whalers lived, worked, and sometimes died.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-10-14 The great white resurfaces in this gripping, comic book-style retelling. Comic-strip veterans Schwartz and Giordano condense Melville's leviathan tale into an action-packed, 48-page adventure. Despite forgoing Melville's "Call me Ishmael" first-person narrative and sensory details, this retelling closely adheres to the original plot, including some pivotal scenes absent from Allan Drummond's spare but entertaining 1997 Moby Dick. The dense story clips along, thanks to concise but appealingly hammy storytelling and melodramatic drawings, plus multiple panels that quicken the pace. When Ishmael meets Queequeg, for instance, the author squeezes out every drop of suspense: "There in the dimly lit room looms the forbidding image of Queequeg... harpoon at the ready, poised to sink its sharp head into his shaking body!!" Giordano ratchets up the tension with a series of close-ups of Ishmael's terrified face as he awakens to the "savage" in his rented room. The brooding, dark-toned panels exude imminent danger-an ideal milieu for Captain Ahab's doomed voyage. The book also provides a brief biography of Melville, as well as facts about whaling and New Bedford, Mass., the city that commissioned this retelling in celebration of the 150th anniversary (in 2001) of Moby Dick's original publication. Ages 8-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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