Moby-dick: Or, The Whale (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Herman Melville
Foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick
Illustrator Tony Millionaire

Penguin Classics | October 27, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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Herman Melville's 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, Melville's nautical epic has inspired many films over the years, including the upcoming adaptation of Nathanael Philbrick's 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 deluxe edition features a foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick and cover art by Tony Milliionaire.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 672 pages, 3.3 × 2.2 × 0.68 in

Published: October 27, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143105957

ISBN - 13: 9780143105954

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Moby-dick: Or, The Whale (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Herman Melville
Foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick
Illustrator Tony Millionaire

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 672 pages, 3.3 × 2.2 × 0.68 in

Published: October 27, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143105957

ISBN - 13: 9780143105954

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Herman Melville's 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, Melville's nautical epic has inspired many films over the years, including the upcoming adaptation of Nathanael Philbrick's 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 deluxe edition features a foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick and cover art by Tony Milliionaire.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was born in New York and began writing after joining the whaler Acushnet bound for the Pacific. His works include Typee, Omoo, Billy Budd, and Israel Potter.

Nathaniel Philbrick is a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island and the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award. He lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Tony Millionaire is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and author known for his syndicated comic strip Maakies and the Sock Monkey series of comic and picture books.

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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