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Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics) by [Melville, Herman]
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Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics) Kindle Edition

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Arguably Herman Melville's greatest work, and hailed as a classic American novel, Moby Dick tells the tale of one man's fatal obsession and his willingness to sacrifice his life and that of his crew to achieve his goal. The story follows the fortunes of Captain Ahab and the culturally and spiritually diverse crew of the Pequod, a 19th century whaling ship. The Pequod is on its last voyage out of New Bedford, Mass, in pursuit of Moby Dick, the great white whale which has been Ahab's obsessional quarry and bitter adversary for many years. Narrated by sole survivor Ishmael, the tale forms a complex fictional fusion, combining a wealth of literary symbolism, hidden meaning and philosophical debate with adventure narrative and a detailed historical account of the 19th century whaling trade. --Emily Lowson

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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1797 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions (1 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006LMPHOU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 354 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #751,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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