Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
- Publish Date: 2002-12-31
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Herman Melville
Herman Melvilleâs masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history
OverÂ a century and a half after its publication,Â Moby-DickÂ 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,Â Moby-DickÂ 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, Melvilleâs nautical epic has inspired many films over the years, including the film adaptation of Nathanael PhilbrickâsÂ 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,Â Moby-DickÂ is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.Â This Penguin Classics edition, featuring an introduction by Andrew Delbanco and notes by Tom Quirk,Â prints the Northwestern-Newberry edition of Melville's text,Â approved by the Center for Scholarly Editions and the Center for Editions of American Authors of the MLA.
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