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978-0-14-243724-7 / 0142437247

Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)

by Melville, Herman

Publisher:Penguin Classics

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Herman Melvilles masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history
 
Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Never losing its cultural prescence, Melvilles nautical epic has inspired many films over the years, including the upcoming adaptation of Nathanael Philbricks In the Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

This Penguin Classics edition featuresan introduction by Andrew Delbanco and notes by Tom Quirk.

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