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Published by University of Wisconsin Press in Madison .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Books and reading,
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Library -- Catalogs,
  • Novelists, American -- 19th century -- Biography,
  • Private libraries -- United States -- Catalogs

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Merton M. Sealts, Jr.
LC ClassificationsPS2388.B6 S43 1966
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 134 p.
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5991771M
LC Control Number66022850

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The book has to be good to be considerd a litterary classic. Melvilles book about the obssesive Ahab, the Harpooner Quequay, the former teacher Ishimial and the White Whale is an excelent read but it may be too intense for younger readers. The hellish obssesion of Ahab may be a bit to much for some children/5(6).   The Problem with Herman Melville’s Reading of the Book of Jonah. July 21 6 0 Comments Print Email Kindle. Toward the beginning of Moby Dick, the preacher Father Mapple delivers a sermon on the book of Jonah to a congregation of sailors. He poses the following question: in the long prayer offered by the prophet while in the belly of the. In Herman Melvilles classic tale of revenge, Ishmael tells his story of becoming a whaler on the Pequod. When Ishmael and his unexpected friend Queequeg join Captain Ahab's hunt for Moby Dick, the voyage of a lifetime turns into tragedy. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ Read more. Spend less.

You may think that you know the story of Moby Dick, but until you have read this book, you cannot understand its power. The power comes from the rich descriptions of whalers, those who worked the ships, the history of whaling, the knowledge of whales, and how in the 19th century they were so crudely hunted and butchered on the open seas.   The novel was written after scarcely a pause by the author who had just finished "Moby-Dick," a second product of the same hugely energized literary urge that produced Melvilles . Herman Melville's Pierre; or. The Ambiguities has a storied place in the history of American publishing. Melville began writing this follow-up to Moby-Dick in October , thinking that it might prove even more significant than its predecessor. The publication of Pierre was catastrophic, however. Melville lost his English publisher, and American reviewers derided the book and called the. Moby Dick Questions and Answers - Discover the community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on Moby Dick.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville First published in , Melville's masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick's words, "the greatest novel in American literature." The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale remains a peerless adventure story but one full of mythic grandeur, poetic majesty, and symbolic power.   21 Responses to “Book Review: Moby Dick”. Ian Stoba J at am. Permalink. I had Moby Dick assigned in a high school English class and never made it past the first chapter or two. I’m reading it now as an adult (I’m about 80% .   Acknowledging the book's neglect in the author's lifetime, the English critic James Wood says: ''Melville wrote the novel that is every writer's dream of freedom. It is as if he painted a patch of Author: Mel Gussow. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.