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Captain Ahab Had a Wife

New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 (Gender and American Culture)

Published by The University of North Carolina Press .
Written in English.

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First Sentence

In his tongue-in-cheek immortalization of Nantucket and its people in Moby-Dick, Melville linked the two elements of the island's society that rendered it so distinctive: its dominance by the Quaker faith and its dominance of the American whaling industry.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
392
Dimensions
9.6 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
Weight
1.8 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9357157M
Internet Archive
captainahabhadwi00lisa
ISBN 10
0807825611
ISBN 13
9780807825617
Library Thing
143924
Goodreads
820931
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