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"As a revelation of human destiny it is too deep even for sorrow", was how D.H. Lawrence characterized MOBY-DICK. Published in the same five-year span as The Scarlet Letter, Walden, and Leaves of Grass, this great adventure of the sea and the life of the soul is the ultimate achievement of that stunning period in American letters.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 593 pages
  • 133 x 216 x 35.05mm | 658g
  • Everyman's Library USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0679405593
  • 9780679405597
  • 123,897

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"Responsive to the shaping forces of his age as only men of passionate imagination are, even Melville can hardly have been fully aware of how symbolical an American hero he had fashioned in Ahab."
--F. O. Matthiessen

"From the Trade Paperback edition."
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About Herman Melville

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) is the author of many books and essays, including Herman Melville (Penguin Lives), American Fictions, and Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature.
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