Moby-Dick or the Whale   -     By: Herman Melville, Tom Quirk, Andrew Delbanco
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Moby-Dick or the Whale

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Moby Dick is one of the most famous novels of all time. Written about Captain Ahab and his pursuit for the great white whale, Moby Dick, this story is set in the 1800's, detailing the dangers and thrills of the whaling industry. A novel about the simple battle between man and animal, it captures all their is to appreciate about literature... heroic behavior, undying conflict, and romantic interest.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0142437247
ISBN-13: 9780142437247
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Herman Melville’s masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history
Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Never losing its cultural prescence, Melville’s nautical epic has inspired many films over the years, including the upcoming adaptation of Nathanael Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. This Penguin Classics edition, featuring an introduction by Andrew Delbanco and notes by Tom Quirk, prints the Northwestern-Newberry edition of Melville's text, approved by the Center for Scholarly Editions and the Center for Editions of American Authors of the MLA.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author Bio

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was born in New York City and became a seaman at a young age. His works include Typee, The Confidence Man, and Pierre.

Andrew Delbanco is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

Tom Quirk is the Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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