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.

Edition Notes

Series
Great books of the Western World, v. 48
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.36
Library of Congress
AC1 .G72 vol. 48

The Physical Object

Pagination
xx, 420 p.
Number of pages
420

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6178257M
Internet Archive
mobydickorwhale00melv
LC Control Number
55010354
Library Thing
15540
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