Cover of: Moby Dick, or, The whale | Herman Melville

About the Book

"Command the murderous chalices! Drink ye harpooners! Drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow -- Death to Moby Dick!" So Captain Ahab binds his crew to fulfil his obsession -- the destruction of the great white whale. Under his lordly but maniacal command the Pequod's commercial mission is perverted to one of vengeance. To Ahab, the monster that destroyed his body is not a creature, but the symbol of "some unknown but still reasoning thing." Uncowed by natural disasters, ill omens, even death, Ahab urges his ship towards "the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale." Key letters from Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne are printed at the end of this volume. - Back cover.

Edition Notes

Genre Fiction.
Other Titles Moby Dick, Whale


Dewey Decimal Class 813/.3
Library of Congress PS2384 .M6 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library OL694908M
Internet Archive mobydickorwhale00melv_1
ISBN 10 0679602909
LC Control Number 97042250
OCLC/WorldCat 37742407
Library Thing 15540
Goodreads 3123782

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