Penguin English Library Moby-dick

May 29, 2012|
Penguin English Library Moby-dick by Herman Melville
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The Penguin English Library Edition of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

''The frail gunwales bent in, collapsed, and snapped, as both jaws, like an enormous shears, sliding further aft, bit the craft completely in twain...''

Moby-Dick is one of the most expansive feats of imagination in the whole of literature: the mad, raging, Shakespearean tale of Captain Ahab''s insane quest to kill a giant white whale that has taken his leg, and upon which he has sworn vengeance, at any cost. A creation unlike any other, this is an epic story of fatal monomania and the deepest dreams and obsessions of mankind.

The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Herman Melville (1819-91) became in his late twenties a highly successful author of exotic novels based on his experiences as a sailor - writing in quick succession Typee, Omoo, Redburn and White-Jacket. However, his masterpiece Moby-Dick was met with incomprehension and the other later works which are now the basis of his reputation, ...
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Title:Penguin English Library Moby-dick
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:620 pages, 7.75 X 5.07 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:620 pages, 7.75 X 5.07 X 1.2 in
Published:May 29, 2012
Publisher:Penguin Uk
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141198958

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