Moby-Dick

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‘Moby-Dick’ is the story of a 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, the book is part of its author’s lifelong meditation on America.

Weight0.49 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 3.1 cm
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Publisher

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Cover

Paperback

Pages

683

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.3 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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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.

Additional information

Weight0.49 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 3.1 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

683

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.3 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K