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    DescriptionIn part, "Moby-Dick" is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, "Moby-Dick" is also a profound enquiry into character, faith and the nature of perception.


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    Title
    Moby-Dick
    Subtitle
    Or, the Whale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herman Melville
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143105954
    ISBN 10: 0143105957
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 813.3, 813/.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Approval Code: C26106001
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A26453240
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS2384 .M6 2009B
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    04 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844. Books based on these adventures won him immediate success. Tony Millionaire is an American cartoonist, illustrator and author known for his syndicated comic strip Maakies and the Sock Monkey series of comic and picture books.