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Moby Dick (Original 1851 Edition) Herman Melville

Moby Dick (Original 1851 Edition)

Herman Melville

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Written by one of Americas greatest authors, Moby Dick is a work of tremendous power and depth--one of world literatures great poetic epics. In the novel, published in 1851 after sixteen months of writing, Herman Melville recounts the PrometheanMoreWritten by one of Americas greatest authors, Moby Dick is a work of tremendous power and depth--one of world literatures great poetic epics. In the novel, published in 1851 after sixteen months of writing, Herman Melville recounts the Promethean quest of Captain Ahab, who, having lost a leg in a earlier battle with White Whale, is determined to catch the beast and destroy it. By the time readers meet Ahab, he is a vengeful, crazed, and terror-provoking figure, for Moby-Dick has come to represent for him all the evil in the world. The relentless voyage of Ahab and his crew, a finely etched group of weird and wonderful characters who seem both flesh-and-blood individuals and symbolic of the varying qualities of men, becomes a masterful drama of life at sea. The drama is made more fascinating by Melvilles eloquent style--a combination of the journalistic, colloquial, and poetic--and the themes and subjects he pursues--whales and whaling- mans need for love and comradeship- and the fury of Ahab for the whale. Through realistic storytelling, symbolic allegory, and allusive and figurative language, Melville achieves in Moby-Dick a special intensity that readers will marvel at, and not soon forget.