Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics)

ISBN-13: 9781853260087

ISBN-10: 1853260088

Author: Herman Melville

Edition: Edition Unstated

Publication date:
1999
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format:
Paperback 544 pages
 
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Acknowledged author Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics) comprising 544 pages back in 1999. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1853260088 and 9781853260087. Since then Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.


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With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd. Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury Moby-Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab s appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.