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Moby Dick

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ISBN-10: 0553213113

ISBN-13: 9780553213119

Edition: 1967 (Reprint)

Authors: Herman Melville, Charles Child Walcutt, Charles Child Walcutt

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No American masterpiece casts quite as awesome a shadow as Melville's monumentalMoby Dick.  Mad Captain Ahab's quest for the White Whale is a timeless epic--a stirring tragedy of vengeance and obsession, a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity.  It is the greatest sea story ever told.  Far ahead of its own time,Moby Dickwas largely misunderstood and unappreciated by Melville's contemporaries.  Today, however, it is indisputably a classic.  As D.H. Lawrence wrote,Moby Dick"commands a stillness in the soul, an awe . . . [It is] one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world."
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Book details

List price: $4.95
Copyright year: 1967
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
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…    

Introduction
Etymology
Extracts
Loomings
The Carpet-Bag
The Spouter-Inn
The Counterpane
Breakfast
The Street
The Chapel
The Pulpit
The Sermon
A Bosom Friend
Nightgown
Biographical
Wheelbarrow
Nantucket
Chowder
The Ship
The Ramadan
His Mark
The Prophet
All Astir
Going Aboard
Merry Christmas
The Lee Shore
The Advocate
Postscript
Knights and Squires
Knights and Squires
Ahab
Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb
The Pipe
Queen Mab
Cetology
The Specksynder
The Cabin-Table
The Mast-Head
The Quarter-Deck, Ahab and All
Sunset
Dusk
First Night-Watch
Midnight, Forecastle
Moby-Dick
The Whiteness of the Whale
Hark!
The Chart
The Affidavit
Surmises
The Mat-Maker
The First Lowering
The Hyena
Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah
The Spirit-Spout
The Albatross
The Gam
The Town-Ho's Story
Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales
Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, etc.
Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; etc.
Brit
Squid
The Line
Stubb Kills a Whale
The Dart
The Crotch
Stubb's Supper
The Whale As a Dish
The Shark Massacre
Cutting In
The Blanket
The Funeral
The Sphynx
The Jeroboam's Story
The Monkey-Rope
Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale, etc.
The Sperm Whale's Head-Contrasted View
The Right Whale's Head-Contrasted View
The Battering-Ram
The Great Heidelburgh Tun
Cistern and Buckets
The Praire
The Nut
The Pequod Meets the Virgin
The Honor and Glory of Whaling
Jonah Historically Regarded
Pitchpoling
The Fountain
The Tail
The Grand Armada
Schools and Schoolmasters
Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish
Heads or Tails
The Pequod Meets the Rose-Bud
Ambergris
The Castaway
A Squeeze of the Hand
The Cassock
The Try-Works
The Lamp
Stowing Down and Clearing Up
The Doubloon
The Pequod Meets the Samuel Enderby of London
The Decanter
A Bower in the Arsacides
Measurement of the Whale's Skeleton
The Fossil Whale
Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?
Ahab's Leg
The Carpenter
Ahab and the Carpenter
Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin
Queequeg in His Coffin
The Pacific
The Blacksmith
The Forge
The Gilder
The Pequod Meets the Bachelor
The Dying Whale
The Whale Watch
The Quadrant
The Candles
The Deck
Midnight-The Forecastle Bulwarks
Midnight Aloft
The Musket
The Needle
The Log and Line
The Life-Buoy
The Deck
The Pequod Meets the Rachel
The Cabin
The Hat
The Pequod Meets the Delight
The Symphony
The Chase-First Day
The Chase-Second Day
The Chase-Third Day
Epilogue
Criticism and Context
Herman Melville: A Biographical Note
Letters
Moby-Dick and Its Contemporary Reviews
Moby-Dick and Its Modern Critics
from Herman Melville
"Seven Moby-Dicks"
"The Tragic Meaning of Moby-Dick"
"Ishmael"
from "Herman Melville's Moby-Dick"
"The Fire Symbolism in Moby-Dick"
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