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Moby-Dick: Wadsworth Collection

Autor Herman Melville, H. Melville Editat de Keith Carabine
Notă:  5.00 · 3 note - 1 recenzie 
en Limba Engleză Paperback – mai 1992
"Moby-Dick" is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab's appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.
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ISBN-13: 9781853260087
ISBN-10: 1853260088
Pagini: 544
Dimensiuni: 127 x 196 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.36 kg
Editura: Wordsworth Editions
Seria Wadsworth Collection

Locul publicării:United Kingdom

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Firru . a dat nota:

I loved this book beyond measure. I found it beautiful, lyrical, and never got stuck anywhere. The insurmountable obstacle--the chapter on the whaling paraphernalia--now seemed fascinating, and whether or not it was fascinating, I knew i'd get through it. The beauty of audio is its relentless forward drive. I had also had trouble with a book (one of a million, I know) without women in it... but found myself identifying with both Ishmael and Queequeg. And the audio just accentuated the poetry of this writing. It was years ago, and I still can remember how rapt I was--frequently arriving home only to sit in the garage to catch the end of a chapter.

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A young seaman joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod, let by the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick in this children's version of Melville's Moby Dick.


Descriere

With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd, Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury and co-editor of 'Poetry Review'. Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic.

But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab's appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader.

Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education:in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing. Expanding to equal his 'mighty theme' - not only the whale but all things sublime - Melville breathes in the world's great literature. Moby Dick is the greatest novel ever written by an American.