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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, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye

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.  Read more...


 
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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, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye

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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