Moby-Dick: Or, The Whale (Paperback)
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Moby-Dick: Or, The Whale (Paperback)

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Published: 04/03/2010
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In part, Moby-Dick 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 encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is also a profound enquiry into character, faith and the nature of perception.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780143105954
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 212 x 132 x 48 mm


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“Moby-Dick”

This took me a while. I liked it, I liked its depth and how epic it was but it was certainly hard work!
I was interested to read about all its digressions but it took a good deal of will power and I think that was... More

Paperback edition
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“A Whale of a tale”

Melville's classic whaling tale is full of high adventure and some great characters with Captain Ahab looking for revenge against the largest sea creature on earth, while his shipmates attempt to stop the vessel... More

Paperback edition
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“Cover discrepancy”

I bought this as a gift, hoping it would be the same version (i.e cover) as my own Everyman's Library copy, which has a classic white front without embellishment. Unfortunately, the cover on the Waterstone's... More

Hardback edition
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