Moby-Dick, Paperback
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


INCLUDES THE TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED MOBY-DICK When Ishmael sets sail on the whaling ship Pequod one cold Christmas Day, he has no idea of the horrors awaiting him out on the vast and merciless ocean.

The ship's strange captain, Ahab, is in the grip of an obsession to hunt down the famous white whale, Moby Dick, and will stop at nothing on his quest to annihilate his nemesis.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780099511182



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To call this a novel is a stretch. It is a 19th-century whaling textbook, with a story about a guy who wants to catch one particular whale thrown in (and maybe 20% of the thing actually concerns Ahab and the White Whale). Parts of it are very well-written and there is even some humour thrown in once in a while, but overall it is incredibly long and dull. Much like Peter Jackson's adaptation of King Kong, it would probably be fantastic at half the length.