Moby Dick (Mis primeros clasicos)

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On a previous voyage, a mysterious white whale ripped off the leg Ahab, the sea captain of the Pequod. Driven by the desire for vengeance, Ahab takes his crew on a pursuit for the elusive, omnipotent, and ultimately mystifying white whale—Moby Dick. Brimming with facts, legend and trivia, this vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, will take us all on constant adventures and horrendous mishaps!
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Overview

On a previous voyage, a mysterious white whale ripped off the leg Ahab, the sea captain of the Pequod. Driven by the desire for vengeance, Ahab takes his crew on a pursuit for the elusive, omnipotent, and ultimately mystifying white whale—Moby Dick. Brimming with facts, legend and trivia, this vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, will take us all on constant adventures and horrendous mishaps!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789870407805
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/30/2008
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Mis primeros clasicos
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 25
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Born on 1st August 1819 in New York City, USA, Herman Melville was a novelist, poet, and short story writer.
From an early age, Melville was fascinated with words and stories. Even though a bout of scarlet fever left him with impaired eyesight, he continued to be a voracious reader and writer throughout his life.
Melville's life was certainly just as full of drama and excitement as his novels. In 1847, he joined a mutiny on a ship where the crew were arguing with the owners over their share of the profits. For this, Melville was thrown into a jail in Tahiti. He escaped from the prison without too much difficulty and was later able to use the experience to write the novel entitled Omoo.
In his later years, Melville suffered due to ill-health and the loss of two sons, he died in April 1891. His life had been a difficult one and his literary merits had reaped him little profit.

Biography

Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844. Books based on these adventures won him immediate success. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts (where he was the impetuous friend and neighbor of Nathaniel Hawthorne), and was hard at work on his masterpiece Moby-Dick.

Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    I feel robbed. Is this an automated translation?

    Worst way of throwing away 3 dollars. Translation is poor (at best), there's no text formatting and there's no TOC. Shame on Barnes for having this thing on their store

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    What the fk

    Who the heck would buy this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    To: numbers 1&2

    People have jobs and some are to put books in the nook stores be nice maybe they liked the book
    And at least you didnt by the book in spanish
    Oh yeah the author of the book liked his book now stop disgracing every one its meen
    SHAME ON YOU

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