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The Resource Moby-Dick : an authoritative text, (electronic resource)

Moby-Dick : an authoritative text, (electronic resource)

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Moby-Dick : an authoritative text
Title
Moby-Dick
Title remainder
an authoritative text
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A renewed interest in "Moby-Dick" in the early 20th century would help to establish it as an outstanding work of Romanticism and the American Renaissance, firmly placing it amongst the greatest of all American novels. Based on the real life events depicted in the "Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex" and the legend of "Mocha Dick", an albino sperm whale whose killing is described in the May 1839 issue of "The Knickerbocker" magazine, it is the story of a wandering sailor by the name of Ishmael and his voyage aboard the whaling ship the "Pequod." Commanded by the monomaniacal Captain Ahab, a man who is obsessed with revenge against a white whale of enormous size and ferocity, the "Pequod" and its crew are tasked with the singular goal of the capture and killing of the whale, whatever the cost. "Moby-Dick" is a novel rich with symbolism, full of complex themes, whose composition defies convention. A commercial and critical failure during the author's lifetime, this classic whaling adventure would ultimately secure the literary legacy of Herman Melville. This edition includes an introduction by William S. Ament, a biographical afterword, and is illustrated by Mead Schaeffer
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Midwest
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1819-1891
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Melville, Herman
Dewey number
813.36
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hayford, Harrison
  • Parker, Hershel
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
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  • Melville, Herman
  • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
  • Whaling ships
  • Ship captains
  • Mentally ill
  • Whaling
  • Whales
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Moby-Dick : an authoritative text, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907210
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420952278
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11907210
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907210
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Moby-Dick : an authoritative text, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420952278
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11907210
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907210
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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