Moby-dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

September 9, 1988|
Moby-dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition by Herman Melville
Earn 358 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Ships within 3-5 weeks.Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store


In Moby Dick Melville set out to write a "mighty book" on "a mighty theme." The editors of this critical text affirm that he succeeded. Nevertheless, their prolonged examination of the novel reveals textual flaws and anomalies that help to explain Melville's fears that his great work was in some ways a hash or a botch. A lengthy historical note also gives a fresh account of Melville's earlier literary career and his working conditions as he wrote; it also analyzes the book's contemporary reception and outlines how it finally achieved fame. Other sections review theories of the book's genesis, detail the circumstances of its publication, and present documents closely relating to the story.

This scholarly edition is based on collations of both editions published during Melville's lifetime, it adopts 185 revisions and corrections from the English edition and incorporates 237 emendations by the series editors. This is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).
Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Melville toiled at various times as a sailor, banker, teacher and finally as a customs inspector. His novels include Typee, Omoo, and White Jacket, all published in authoritative editions by Northwestern University Press. He died in relative ob...
Title:Moby-dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition
Product dimensions:1043 pages, 9 X 6 X 2.4 in
Shipping dimensions:1043 pages, 9 X 6 X 2.4 in
Published:September 9, 1988
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780810102699

Recently Viewed