Moby Dick / Edition 1

Moby Dick / Edition 1

by Herman Melville
     
 

One of the most widely-read and respected books in all American literature, Moby Dick is the saga of Captain Ahab and his unrelenting pursuit of Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed him during their last encounter. A novel blending high-seas romantic adventure, symbolic allegory, and the conflicting ideals of heroic determination and undying hatred, MobySee more details below

Overview

One of the most widely-read and respected books in all American literature, Moby Dick is the saga of Captain Ahab and his unrelenting pursuit of Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed him during their last encounter. A novel blending high-seas romantic adventure, symbolic allegory, and the conflicting ideals of heroic determination and undying hatred, Moby Dick is also revered for its historical accounts of the whaling industry of the 1800's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534521783
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/13/2004
Series:
Wadsworth Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher McBride holds a Ph.D. in English from Claremont Graduate University and has taught writing and literature at a number of colleges. He writes about 19th- and 20th-century American literature with an emphasis on travel writers.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
August 1, 1819
Date of Death:
September 28, 1891
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Attended the Albany Academy in Albany, New York, until age 15

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