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Melville's Moby-Dick

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ISBN-10: 0764586645

ISBN-13: 9780764586644

Edition: 2001

Authors: Stanley Baldwin, James L. Roberts, Herman Melville

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Moby-Dick, you follow along this great American novel; the turbulent and adventurous story of a sea captain's obsession with a white whale. This study guide shares a story about defiance, friendship, duty, and death - all immersed in symbolism, such as the white whale, itself. You'll gain comfort with the dark and complicated plot as you move through critical commentaries on each of the novel's 135 chapters. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the author, Herman Melville…    
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/6/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
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…    

Life and Background of the Author
Introduction to the Novel
Critical Commentaries
Chapters 1-2
Chapter 3
Chapters 4-7
Chapters 8-9
Chapters 10-12
Chapters 13-15
Chapter 16
Chapters 17-20
Chapters 21-23
Chapters 24-25
Chapters 26-27
Chapter 28
Chapters 29-31
Chapters 32-35
Chapter 36
Chapters 37-40
Chapters 41-42
Chapters 43-45
Chapters 46-49
Chapters 50-51
Chapters 52-54
Chapters 55-60
Chapters 61-66
Chapters 67-70
Chapter 71
Chapters 72-73
Chapters 74-80
Chapter 81
Chapters 82-86
Chapters 87-90
Chapters 91-92
Chapter 93
Chapters 94-98
Chapters 99-100
Chapters 101-105
Chapters 106-108
Chapter 109
Chapter 110
Chapters 111-114
Chapter 115
Chapters 116-119
Chapters 120-124
Chapters 125-127
Chapter 128
Chapters 129-132
Chapters 133-135
Epilogue
Character Analyses
Critical Essays
CliffsNotes Review
CliffsNotes Resource Center
Index