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Author: Herman Melville; Owen Chase (Contribution by)
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
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Moby Dick by Herman Melville The voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab, who leads his crew on a hunt for the great whale Moby Dick, reveals a profound meditation on society, nature, and the human struggle for meaning, happiness, and salvation. Often considered the epitome of American Romanticism, the novel is now considered one of the greatest novels in the English language.
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Herman Melville was born in New York on 1 August 1819. He first went to sea at the age of nineteen on the St Lawrence which sailed from New York to Liverpool. He later worked as a teacher before taking to the seas again in 1841 on the whaleship Achushnet. After six months of sailing in the Pacific, Melville abandoned ship and lived among the natives of the Marquesas Islands for several weeks. This experience inspired his first book Typee (1846) which was published to great success. The sequel, Omoo, was published in 1847 and later that year Melville married Elizabeth Shaw. He published several other novels and poems, including his most famous work, Moby-Dick (1851), but his later works were not widely appreciated until long after his death. Moby-Dick is now considered one of the most important American novels of all time. Melville died on 28 September 1891.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099511182
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : August 2007
  • : 199mm X 132mm X 41mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 672
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction
  • : Herman Melville; Owen Chase (Contribution by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1109
  • : English