Moby Dick EPUB
Part of the Wordsworth Classics series
With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd, Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury and co-editor of 'Poetry Review'.
Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahabâ€™s quest to avenge the whale that â€˜reapedâ€™ his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic.
But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahabâ€™s appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each.
Among the crew is Ishmael, the novelâ€™s narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education:
in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing. Expanding to equal his â€˜mighty themeâ€™ â€“ not only the whale but all things sublime â€“ Melville breathes in the worldâ€™s great literature. Moby Dick is the greatest novel ever written by an American.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781848703926
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