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Moby Dick (Usborne Classics Retold)

Moby Dick (Usborne Classics Retold)
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"Moby Dick" (Herman Melville)

7 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 29 11:27
FIRST IMPRESSIONSYou all know the story: sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that once crippled him.I'm sure this goes without saying, but this is considered one of the all-time great literary classics. However, I confess, I'm not talking about the original text here, but a retelling from Usborne... read more
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Provides a simplified and shortened retelling of a literary classic. This book intends to encourage enthusiastic young readers to pursue an interest in literature. It is also suitable for older readers who prefer a quick read.
Manufacturer: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Release date: 26 January 2007
ISBN-10 : 0746076665 | ISBN-13: 9780746076668
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PerfectPortal posted a review 7 months, 3 weeks ago

"Moby Dick" (Herman Melville)

“FIRST IMPRESSIONS

You all know the story: sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that once crippled him.I'm sure this goes without saying, but this is considered one of the all-time great literary classics. However, I confess, I'm not talking about the original text here, but a retelling from Usborne. I tried to read the original, but I'm afraid the old-fashioned writing style was incomprehensible to me; I'm not a scholar by any means.So I don't know how much of the text the new writer, Henry Brook, kept intact, but he certainly conveyed the build-up to the voyage, the enormity of the ocean, the sense of isolation, the passage of time and, most importantly, Ahab's ever-growing obse” read more

PerfectPortal rated this 8/10 1 year, 5 months ago

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