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Why Read Moby-Dick?
by Nathaniel Philbrick


Overview - A "brilliant and provocative" ( The New Yorker ) celebration of Melville's masterpiece--from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition
One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick ?
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Overview
A "brilliant and provocative" (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville's masterpiece--from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition
One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick's enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville's classic. As he did in his National Book Award-winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor's eye and an adventurer's passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters--finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew.
"Gracefully written with an] infectious enthusiasm..."--New York Times Book Review

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143123972
  • ISBN-10: 0143123971
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 131
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds


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