Moby-Dick - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)Herman Melville (author)
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The Penguin English Library Edition of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
'The frail gunwales bent in, collapsed, and snapped, as both jaws, like an enormous shears, sliding further aft, bit the craft completely in twain...'
Moby-Dick is one of the most expansive feats of imagination in the whole of literature: the mad, raging, Shakespearean tale of Captain Ahab's insane quest to kill a giant white whale that has taken his leg, and upon which he has sworn vengeance, at any cost. A creation unlike any other, this is an epic story of fatal monomania and the deepest dreams and obsessions of mankind.
The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
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