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Moby Dick

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This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. The tale of Captain Ahab's frantic pursuit of the cunning and notorious white whale Moby Dick, is packed with drama, and draws heavily on the author's own experiences on the high seas. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discussed the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 27mm | 402g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissued
  • 0199535728
  • 9780199535729
  • 14,011

Review Text

'In his great whaling epic Melville roamed both the seas, and the secret places of men's minds. In the alternate playfulness and ferocity of the great white whale he found the perfect metaphor within which to develope his views on life, death and God.' The Sunday Times
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'In his great whaling epic Melville roamed both the seas, and the secret places of men's minds. In the alternate playfulness and ferocity of the great white whale he found the perfect metaphor within which to develope his views on life, death and God.' The Sunday Times 'An attractive edition to a field rather overcrowded with inexpensive editions. However, the Hawthorne material gives this one an edge.' Andrew Lyman, Leicester University. ' Much better annotations than any other available edition.' H. Merritt, CCAT Cambridge.
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About Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819-91) stammte aus einer verarmten New Yorker Familie. Er ging früh zur See und verdingte sich als Matrose, unter anderem auch auf Walfängern. Seine Reisen führten ihn bis in die Südsee. 1844 kehrte er in die USA zurück, lebte als freier Schriftsteller und war von 1866-85 als Zollinspektor in New York tätig. Der Romancier und Autor von Kurzgeschichten und Lyrik gilt als einer der bedeutendsten amerikanischen Schriftsteller. Sein Meisterwerk 'Moby Dick' zählt zu den Klassikern der Weltliteratur.
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492,905 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 27% (134,143)
4 26% (129,866)
3 25% (125,512)
2 13% (62,098)
1 8% (41,286)
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