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    DescriptionThe original 'Great American Novel', Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" is a masterful study of obsession. This "Penguin Classics" edition contains an introduction by Andrew Delblanco, with explanatory commentary by Tom Quirk. 'Call me Ishmael.' So begins Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. As Ishmael is drawn into Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to slay the white whale Moby-Dick, he finds himself engaged in a metaphysical struggle between good and evil. More than just a novel of adventure, more than an paean to whaling lore and legend, "Moby-Dick" is a haunting social commentary, populated by some of the most enduring characters in literature; the crew of the Pequod, from stern, Quaker First Mate Starbuck, to the tattooed Polynesian harpooner Queequeg, are a vision of the world in microcosm, the pinnacle of Melville's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, "Moby-Dick" is a profound, poetic inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Based on the Northwestern University Press edition, this "Penguin Classics" edition includes a critical introduction by Andrew Delbanco, as well as valuable explanatory notes, maps, illustrations and a glossary of nautical terms. Herman Melville 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 aboard whaling ships. He wrote his masterpiece "Moby-Dick" in 1851, and died in 1891. If you enjoyed "Moby-Dick", you may like Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote", also available in "Penguin Classics". "After reading "Moby-Dick", you will have enhanced your sense of wonder, you will have increased the size of your universe". (E. M. Forster). "One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world...It moves awe in the soul". (D. H. Lawrence).


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    Title
    Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale
    Subtitle
    or, the Whale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herman Melville, Notes by Tom Quirk, Introduction by Andrew Delbanco, Commentaries by Tom Quirk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142437247
    ISBN 10: 0142437247
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    LC classification: PS2384 .M6 2003B
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    Illustrations note
    maps, illustrations, notes, glossary
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.