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Herman Melville’s classic masterpiece tells the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship . Moby dick or the whale.
Herman Melville’s classic masterpiece tells the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg and Ahab intends to take revenge.
Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance .
Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period. His work was almost forgotten during his last thirty years. But we don't just learn about the sperm whale but about all whales. Then we learn about whaling and its nobility.
Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant. Typee, his first book, was followed by a sequel, Omoo (1847).
Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote 'Moby-Dick' and . Moby-Dick' and Other Works.
Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote 'Moby-Dick' and several other sea-adventure novels before turning to poetry later in his literary career. Melville continued with the sea-adventure theme for Mardi: and a Voyage Thither (1849), Redburn: His First Voyage (1849) and White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War (1850). In 1851, the author delivered what would become his signature work, Moby-Dick (initially titled The Whale). Their story, spread widely in America in the 19th century, provided inspiration for Melville's tale of a ship captain seeking revenge on an elusive whale.
Moby Dick is a novel by American writer Herman Melville. ETYMOLOGY BENITO CERENOHerman Melville's controversial 1855 short story Benito Cereno retains its power to move the reader over a century and a half after. The work is an epic sea story of Captain Ahab's voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick, a great white whale. A contemporary commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation rose during the twentieth century. Lawrence called it "the greatest book of the sea ever written. Supplied by a Late Consumptive Usher to a Grammar School). BENITO CERENOHerman Melville's controversial 1855 short story Benito Cereno retains its power to move the reader over a century and a half after its publication.
Moby-Dick, or, the Whale book. Never again will I go within five feet of anything written by Herman Melville. Meh. It's not that I don't get that there's a TON of complexity, subtlety, and depth to this book about a mad captain's quest for revenge against a great white whale. I think a part of me died whilst reading this book; it was just that disagreeable to m. .
Entitled Moby Dick or The Whale the book finally got its due after the author's death and is now regarded as a classic .
Entitled Moby Dick or The Whale the book finally got its due after the author's death and is now regarded as a classic portrayal of mania and fatal obsession. The narrator, Ishmael, travels to New Bedford, Massachusetts, to find a place on a whaling ship. Melville amalgamates a fabulous mix of Biblical, Shakespearean and mythical elements along with wonderful seafaring atmosphere sourced from his own nautical experiences on board whaling schooners. Whaling stories from contemporary sources in Nantucket's local grapevine was another rich fountainhead of material. Moby Dick has been adapted for stage, radio, screen, television, comics and graphic novels.
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels. The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab’s boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge. More Herman Melville albums.
This page contains details about the Fiction book Moby Dick by Herman Melville published in 1851
This page contains details about the Fiction book Moby Dick by Herman Melville published in 1851. This book is the 6th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks.
A sailor narrates the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, a white whale which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee.
Call me Ishmael. Some years ago -- never mind how long precisely -- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off -- then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me. . . .