Moby-Dick, or, The whale

by Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.

Format: Print Book 2001
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Herman Melville's masterpiece in a deluxe 150th anniversary edition, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history

Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Never losing its cultural prescence, Melville's nautical epic has inspired many films over the years, including the film adaptation of Nathanael Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea , starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

This Penguin Classics deluxe edition features a foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick and prints the Northwestern-Newberry edition of Melville's text, approved by the Center for Scholarly Editions and the Center for Editions of American Authors of the MLA.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Additional Information
Subjects Ahab, -- Captain (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Whaling ships -- Fiction.
Ship captains -- Fiction.
Mentally ill -- Fiction.
Whaling -- Fiction.
Whales -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Sea stories.
Publisher New York :Penguin Books,2001
Edition [150th anniversary ed.].
Other Titles Moby-Dick
Language English
Description xxxvii, 624 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780142000083
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