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Moby-Dick, or, The whale

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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 ... Show synopsis

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Deb J

well done

by Deb J on May 24, 2012

Very nice book, and extremely prompt shipping...thanks again!

milly
by milly on 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.

joekc6nlx

The Great American Novel

by joekc6nlx on Apr 24, 2008

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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