Herman Melville: Redburn, White-jacket, Moby-dick by Herman MelvilleHerman Melville: Redburn, White-jacket, Moby-dick by Herman Melville

Herman Melville: Redburn, White-jacket, Moby-dick

byHerman Melville

Hardcover | April 15, 1983

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Well over a century 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. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship...
Title:Herman Melville: Redburn, White-jacket, Moby-dickFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1436 pages, 8.1 × 5.1 × 1.7 inPublished:April 15, 1983Publisher:Library of America

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ISBN - 10:0940450097

ISBN - 13:9780940450097

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