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Moby-Dick

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ISBN-10: 0534521789

ISBN-13: 9780534521783

Edition: 2005

Authors: Herman Melville

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Following Captain Ahab's relentless quest for the great white whale, MOBY-DICK is a classic tale full with powerful symbolism.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Melville was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly romance and partly autobiographical travel books…