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The Resource Moby-Dick, Herman Melville ; with an introduction by Larzer Ziff

Moby-Dick, Herman Melville ; with an introduction by Larzer Ziff

Label
Moby-Dick
Title
Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville ; with an introduction by Larzer Ziff
Title variation
Whale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fanatical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and nineteenth-century whaling, Melville's greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature. A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling maritime adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and vengeful sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him and came to dominate his life. But more than just the tale of a hair-raising voyage, Melville's riveting story passionately probes the human soul. A literary classic first published in 1851, Moby-Dick remains among the most highly acclaimed novels of the sea and a powerful account of the ultimate human struggle
Member of
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
005128
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1819-1891
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Melville, Herman
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1150L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ahab
  • Whaling ships
  • Ship captains
  • Mentally ill
  • Whaling
  • Whales
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
or, The whale
Label
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville ; with an introduction by Larzer Ziff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Select Bibliography -- Chronology -- Moby-Dick, or, The Whale
Control code
216096
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxix, 593 pages
Isbn
9780679405597
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
91053005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679405597
  • (OCoLC)24065562
Label
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville ; with an introduction by Larzer Ziff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Select Bibliography -- Chronology -- Moby-Dick, or, The Whale
Control code
216096
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxix, 593 pages
Isbn
9780679405597
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
91053005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679405597
  • (OCoLC)24065562

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