Moby Dick (Herman Melville) (Literary Thoughts Edition) by Herman Melville

Moby Dick (Herman Melville) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

byHerman Melville, Jacson Keating

Kobo ebook | June 3, 2016 | German

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Literary Thoughts edition presents Moby Dick; or, the Whale by Herman Melville ------ Written by American writer Herman Melville, the novel "Moby Dick; or, the Whale" was published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. A Sailor named ishmael tells us the story of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, who goes on an obsessive quest for revenge on Moby Dick. On an earlier voyage, the whale destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation as a Great American Novel was established during the 20th century. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage to see our other publications.

Title:Moby Dick (Herman Melville) (Literary Thoughts Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 3, 2016Publisher:epubliLanguage:German

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3741816787

ISBN - 13:9783741816789


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Irene Hirsch There, there. Stop your crying. You didn’t like Herman Melville’s Moby Dick? You didn't even finish it? I’m here to tell you, that’s okay. You’re still a good person. You will still be invited to Thanksgiving dinner. You won’t be arrested, incarcerated, or exiled. You will not be shunned (except by English majors; they will shun you). Your family and friends will still love you (or at least stand you). Your dog will still be loyal (your cat, though, will remain indifferent). Any book with that passage, and thousands of passages just like it, can never get five stars from me. It's just that any enjoyment or satisfaction I got out of the book was overshadowed by the tedious, largely pointless stretches of encylopedic descriptions about the whaling industry. Melville strikes me as one of those people who would corner you at a party and talk incessantly about whaling, whaling ships, whales, whale diet, whale etymology, whale zoology, whale blubber, whale delacies, whale migration, whale oil, whale biology, whale ecology, whale meat, whale skinning, and every other possible topic about whales so that you'd finally have to pretend to have to go to the bathroom just to get away from the crazy old man.
Date published: 2018-04-21