By Herman Melville
On a prior voyage, a mysterious white whale had ripped off the leg of a sea captain named Ahab. Now the group of the Pequod, on a pursuit that includes consistent experience and horrendous mishaps, needs to stick to the mad Ahab into the abyss to fulfill his unslakeable thirst for vengeance. Narrated by means of the cunningly observant team member Ishmael, Moby-Dick is the story of the search for the elusive, all-powerful, and eventually mystifying white whaleMoby Dick.
On its floor, Moby-Dick is a brilliant documentary of existence aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, a digital encyclopedia of whales and whaling, replete with evidence, legends, and minutiae that Melville had gleaned from own event and ratings of assets. yet because the quest for the whale turns into more and more perilous, the story works on allegorical degrees, likening the whale to human greed, ethical end result, sturdy, evil, and existence itself. who's solid? the nice white whale who, like Nature, asks not anything yet to be left in peace? Or the daring Ahab who, like scientists, explorers, and philosophers, fearlessly probes the mysteries of the universe? who's evil? The ferocious, man-killing sea monster? Or the revenge-obsessed madman who ignores his personal higher nature in his quest to kill the beast?
Scorned by means of critics upon its e-book, Moby-Dick used to be publicly derided in the course of its author’s lifetime. but Melville’s masterpiece has outlived its preliminary false impression to turn into an American vintage of certainly epic proportions.
Includes an in depth Dictionary of Sea phrases (37 pages).
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Our good old Captain Leclère is dead, Father, and it is probable that with Monsieur Morrel’s assistance I shall take his place. Do you understand, Father? A captain at twenty, with a salary of a hundred louis, besides a share in the profits! ” “Yes, my son, yes, it certainly is,” said the old man. “With my first pay I shall buy you a little house with a garden where you can plant your clematis, your nasturtiums, and your honeysuckle. But, Father, what is the matter? ” “It is nothing, it will soon pass,” said the old man; but his strength failed him and he fell backward.
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Moby-Dick (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Herman Melville