A century and a half after its publication, "Moby-Dick" still stands as a literary classic. A novel of adventure the story of a madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous as the sea, it is also an important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable characters in literature. This edition features ...
A century and a half after its publication, "Moby-Dick" still stands as a literary classic. A novel of adventure the story of a madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous as the sea, it is also an important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable characters in literature. This edition features French flaps and deluxe packaging.
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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.
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