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Moby Dick

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ISBN-10: 0554287803

ISBN-13: 9780554287805

Edition: 2008

Authors: Herman Melville

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This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discuss the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery.
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.56" tall
Weight: 3.410
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…