Moby-Dick or The Whale (Illustrated + FREE audiobook link + Active TOC) [NOOK Book]

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Moby-Dick, also known as The Whale, is a novel first published in 1851 by American author Herman Melville. Moby-Dick is widely considered to be a Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge.

In Moby-Dick, Melville employs stylized language, symbolism, and metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the main character's journey, the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of gods are all examined as Ishmael speculates upon his personal beliefs and his place in the universe. The narrator's reflections, along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship, are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices such as stage directions, extended soliloquies and asides. The book portrays insecurity that is still seen today when it comes to non-human beings along with the belief that these beings understand and act like humans. The story is based on the actual events around the whale ship Essex, which was attacked by a sperm whale while at sea and sank.

Moby-Dick has been classified as American Romanticism. It was first published by Richard Bentley in London on October 18, 1851, in an expurgated three-volume edition titled The Whale, and weeks later as a single volume, by New York City publisher Harper and Brothers as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale on November 14, 1851. Although the book initially received mixed reviews, Moby-Dick is now considered part of the Western canon. (Wikipedia)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012635662
  • Publisher: ngims Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 726,221
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Moby Dick aka The Book of Omens

    After starting this book at least 3 previous times and stopping with Ahab stomping the deck after the Pequod leaves port, I bought a Nook and read it through over a 12-month period. (I wanted to be one-up on Woody Allen's "Zelig".)

    I agree that this is more of a journey story than The Great American Novel, since about 60% of the book is non-fiction. Another title for the book might be "Everything You Want to Know About Whales and Didn't Want to Ask". Parts are very dry and pedantic, but when Melville gets into the story the book shines and his writing is beautiful. I'd say the first and last 100 pages are the best in the book.

    I'm glad I read the book. It's quite an experience, but I doubt that I will re-read this again.'

    Spoiler-alert to affectionados of the movie with Gregory Peck playing Ahab. There is no mythic dead-guy Captain beckoning from the back of the white whale; that's pure Hollywood folks. Melville's description of 2 separate (non-Moby) whale hunts is detailed, gruesome and very sad -- a great advertisement for joining Greenpeace, but he is very terse about the deaths of whale hunters, especially Ahab.

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    Posted February 19, 2012

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