Ahab's Wife Or, the Star-Gazer

ISBN-10: 0060838744

ISBN-13: 9780060838744

Edition: 1999

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Description: From the opening line -- "Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last" -- you will know that you are in the hands of a master storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby-Dick , Sena Jeter Naslund has created an enthralling and compellingly readable saga, spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. At once a family drama, a romantic adventure, and a portrait of a real and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife gives new perspective on the American experience. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496

Sena Jeter Naslund was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1942. She received a Bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College, where she received the B.B. Comer Medal in English, and a Master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has taught at the University of Louisville, the University of Montana, Indiana University (Bloomington), Vermont College, and the University of Montevallo. She has written several books including The Disobedience of Water, Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, and Adam and Eve. She has won numerous awards including the Harper Lee Award, the Hall-Waters Southern Prize, the Southeastern Library Association Award, and the Alabama Library Association Award.

List of Illustrations
Extracts
A Mild Blue Day
The Dirge
The Crossing
Reverie
The Window
The Steamboat
The Paddlewheel
The Island
A Diffieult Farewell
The Giant
Winters. Summers
New Bedford
Boston
The Petrel
A Storm at Night
The Brightness of Brightness
A Rose
Our Lady of the Roeks
The Return of the Petrel, with Three Letters
A Comb
The Fourth Letter
The Camel
The Sea-Faney Inn
The Sussex
The Cabin Boy
The Companion
Captain Coffin's Story--Secondhand
A Whaleboat by Moonlight
Captain Morrell's Story--Thirdhand
Captain Ahab's Story--My First Acquaintance with Him
Aloft
"Pardon Me"
Reunion
Revelation
Sea Storms
The Frost Wind
Collision
The Course
The Distance of the Stars
The Sentence
What Do You Fetch for Your Mouth?
The Beginning of the Debate
Father and Son
The Human Animal
The Alba Albatross
Ganglion
Postscript on the Above
Soaring
Portrait of a Virgin Listening
Icarus
The Test
The Funeral
The Contest
I Am Married
Aboard the Pequod
The Hurricane House
Ahab's Jottings
Kit's Ruminations
Starbuck Introduces Himself
Ahab Overheard
A Letter to the Lighthouse
Poor Kit's a-Cold
Arctic
Ahab in His Cabin
Aloft, the Pequod
Starbuck: Ship's Log
Starbuck Communes with Mary, His Wife
In the Steward's Pantry
Ahab's Comfort
Nantucket--the Faraway Isle
Ahab Prepares for the Next Voyage
Breakfast
Shame
B'twixt
Enter: The Gaoler and the Judge
On the Moor
A Slow Spring
Churches
Baptismal
Fire
Ahab Addresses the Flames
Ahab's Wife
A Sky Full of Angels
Resurrection
The Purpose of Art
The Office of a Friend
Childhood as an Island
The World of Rebekkah Swain
Kentucky Seasons
A Winter Tale
The Burden
The Lontern
Shakespeare and Company
The Guide
Getting Started
Forest Murmurs
In the Cupola
To Summer
Wife
The Mitchells
Vestal Street
Ahab
From Cupola to Wharf
Idyll
The Comet
Frannie's Letter from an Inland Lighthouse
An Angry Letter from Aunt Agatha
Letter to an Inland Lighthouse
The Minister in the Woods
The History of Snow and Restlessness
Altar Rock
Mothering
Chowder Swirls
The Birthing Room
The Leg
Christmas Eve
A Last Glimpse of the Pequod: Christmas Day
The Jeroboam Returns
The First Part of Ahab's Third Voyage After His Marriage
Moon Watch
Letter from Susan
The Samuel Enderby of London Puts in for Repairs at Nantucket
The Distress of Justice
To Siasconset
The Hedge
Journey Toward the Starry Sky, in Present Tense
Sconset Morning
More of Morning: Tashtego's Feather Makes the Letter S
The Neighbor Beyond the Hedge
The Roar of Guilt
The Return of the Delight
The Perseid
The Woolsack
Letter from Margaret Fuller, from England
Letter from David Poland, Virginia
Letter to Beloved Kin
Letter from Margaret Fuller, from Italy
The Judge's Invitation
Mrs. Maynard's Note
Preparations
Frannie
Liberty and the Dolphins
A Suitable Marriage
What Has Proved to Be a Last Visit
A Song
A Squeeze of the Hand
Una Preaches to the Waves
The Great Fire: June 1846
Reflections on a Wreek
During the Pleasure Party
Celestial
A New Friend
A Sermon Overheard
Plans
Recitation by Beach Fire
Letter from Susan, Forwarded
The Roof Walk
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
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