Moby-Dick, Paperback
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This is 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
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780141198958


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A classic story plus slabs of whaling documentary - a doubtful classic.Read in Samoa Jan 2003

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