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Moby-Dick (Word Cloud Classics)

Moby-Dick (Word Cloud Classics)

Author: Herman Melville
Series: Word Cloud Classics Ser.
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Moby Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. The novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, but during the 20th century, its reputation as a Great American Novel was established. William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written it himself, and D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world", and "the greatest book of the sea ever written" "Call me Ishmael" is among world literature's most famous opening sentences.
"... for there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men." -- from the book
Author description

Herman Melville (1819--1891) was an American writer best known for the novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention, but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously and never recovered during his lifetime.

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General Fields

  • : 9781626860575
  • : Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC
  • : Canterbury Classics
  • : May 2014
  • : 190mm X 127mm X 43mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Herman Melville
  • : 592
  • : 2013026456
  • : General Adult
  • : 813.36
  • : English
  • : Paperback