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Moby-Dick : Or, the Whale
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Herman Melville's masterpiece of obsession and the untamed sea, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history--featuring an introduction by Andrew Delbanco and notes by Tom Quirk.

This edition features the Northwestern-Newberry edition of Melville's text, approved by the Center for Scholarly Editions and the Center for Editions of American Authors of the MLA.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Penguin Classics is the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, representing a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142437247
  • ISBN-10: 0142437247
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: December 2002
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 1.15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Page Count: 720
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

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