Part of the The Penguin English Library series
The Penguin English Library Edition of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 'The frail gunwales bent in, collapsed, and snapped, as both jaws, like an enormous shears, sliding further aft, bit the craft completely in twain...' Moby-Dick is one of the most expansive feats of imagination in the whole of literature: the mad, raging, Shakespearean tale of Captain Ahab's insane quest to kill a giant white whale that has taken his leg, and upon which he has sworn vengeance, at any cost.
A creation unlike any other, this is an epic story of fatal monomania and the deepest dreams and obsessions of mankind. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 720 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/04/2012
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141198958
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Review by mbmackay
A classic story plus slabs of whaling documentary - a doubtful classic.Read in Samoa Jan 2003