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"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.

Table of Contents

{'level': 1, 'label': 'I', 'pagenum': '1', 'title': 'LOOMINGS'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'II', 'pagenum': '8', 'title': 'THE CARPET-BAG'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'III', 'pagenum': '13', 'title': 'THE SPOUTER-INN'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'IV', 'pagenum': '31', 'title': 'THE COUNTERPANE'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'V', 'pagenum': '36', 'title': 'BREAKFAST'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'VI', 'pagenum': '39', 'title': 'THE STREET'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'VII', 'pagenum': '42', 'title': 'THE CHAPEL'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'VIII', 'pagenum': '46', 'title': 'THE PULPIT'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'IX', 'pagenum': '49', 'title': 'THE SERMON'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'X', 'pagenum': '60', 'title': 'A BOSOM FRIEND'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XI', 'pagenum': '65', 'title': 'NIGHTGOWN'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XII', 'pagenum': '68', 'title': 'BIOGRAPHICAL'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XIII', 'pagenum': '71', 'title': 'WHEELBARROW'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XIV', 'pagenum': '77', 'title': 'NANTUCKET'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XV', 'pagenum': '80', 'title': 'CHOWDER'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XVI', 'pagenum': '84', 'title': 'THE SHIP'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XVII', 'pagenum': '102', 'title': 'THE RAMADAN'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XVIII', 'pagenum': '110', 'title': 'HIS MARK'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XIX', 'pagenum': '115', 'title': 'THE PROPHET'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XX', 'pagenum': '119', 'title': 'ALL ASTIR'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXI', 'pagenum': '122', 'title': 'GOING ABOARD'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXII', 'pagenum': '126', 'title': 'MERRY CHRISTMAS'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXIII', 'pagenum': '132', 'title': 'THE LEE SHORE'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXIV', 'pagenum': '134', 'title': 'THE ADVOCATE'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXV', 'pagenum': '140', 'title': 'POSTSCRIPT'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXVI', 'pagenum': '141', 'title': 'KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXVII', 'pagenum': '145', 'title': 'KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXVIII', 'pagenum': '151', 'title': 'AHAB'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXIX', 'pagenum': '156', 'title': 'ENTER AHAB ; TO HIM, STUBB'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXX', 'pagenum': '160', 'title': 'THE PIPE'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXI', 'pagenum': '161', 'title': 'QUEEN MAB'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXII', 'pagenum': '164', 'title': 'CETOLOGY'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXIII', 'pagenum': '180', 'title': 'THE SPECKSYNDER'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXIV', 'pagenum': '184', 'title': 'THE CABIN -TABLE'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXV', 'pagenum': '191', 'title': 'THE MAST-HEAD'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXVI', 'pagenum': '199', 'title': 'THE QUARTER-DECK'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXVII', 'pagenum': '209', 'title': 'SUNSET'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXVIII', 'pagenum': '211', 'title': 'DUSK'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XXXIX', 'pagenum': '213', 'title': 'FIRST NIGHT-WATCH'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XL', 'pagenum': '214', 'title': 'MIDNIGHT, FORECASTLE'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLI', 'pagenum': '222', 'title': 'MOBY-DICK'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLII', 'pagenum': '234', 'title': 'THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLIII', 'pagenum': '245', 'title': 'HARK!'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLIV', 'pagenum': '247', 'title': 'THE CHART'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLV', 'pagenum': '254', 'title': 'THE AFFIDAVIT'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLVI', 'pagenum': '265', 'title': 'SURMISES'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLVII', 'pagenum': '269', 'title': 'THE MAT-MAKER'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLVIII', 'pagenum': '273', 'title': 'THE FIRST LOWERING'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'XLIX', 'pagenum': '286', 'title': 'THE HYENA'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'L', 'pagenum': '289', 'title': "AHAB'S BOAT AND CREW FED ALLAH"}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LI', 'pagenum': '293', 'title': 'THE SPIRIT-SPOUT'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LII', 'pagenum': '298', 'title': 'THE ALBATROSS'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LIII', 'pagenum': '301', 'title': 'THE GAM'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LIV', 'pagenum': '306', 'title': "THE TOWN-HO'S STORY"}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LV', 'pagenum': '331', 'title': 'OF THE MONSTROUS PICTURES OF WHALES'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LVI', 'pagenum': '337', 'title': 'OF THE LESS ERRONEOUS PICTURES OF WHALES'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LVII', 'pagenum': '342', 'title': 'OF WHALES IN PAINT, IN TEETH, ETC'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LVIII', 'pagenum': '346', 'title': 'BRIT'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LIX', 'pagenum': '350', 'title': 'SQUID'}
{'level': 1, 'label': 'LX', 'pagenum': '353', 'title': 'THE LINE'}

Edition Notes

The Works of Herman Melville. Standard ed., v. 7-8


Library of Congress
PS2384 M6 1922

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