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Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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A story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg.


Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab's appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.

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SKU GOR000291817
Title Moby Dick
Author By (author) Herman Melville
Contributor No
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year Published 1995
Page Number 544
ISBN 1853260088
ISBN13 9781853260087
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.

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