Cover of: Moby Dick | Herman Melville

About the Book

"Command the murderous chalices! Drink ye harpooners! Drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow -- Death to Moby Dick!" So Captain Ahab binds his crew to fulfil his obsession -- the destruction of the great white whale. Under his lordly but maniacal command the Pequod's commercial mission is perverted to one of vengeance. To Ahab, the monster that destroyed his body is not a creature, but the symbol of "some unknown but still reasoning thing." Uncowed by natural disasters, ill omens, even death, Ahab urges his ship towards "the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale." Key letters from Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne are printed at the end of this volume. - Back cover.

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Dimensions 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
Weight 5 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL11492026M
Internet Archive mobydick00herm_5
ISBN 10 0835902250
ISBN 13 9780835902250
Library Thing 15540
Goodreads 3333469

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