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Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics)

Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics)
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11 years, 6 months ago at Jun 5 5:07
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This is the best book that I've read. Part philosphical, part maritime ethnography, part thriller. This rivals the Bible in terms of majesty.
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Description: With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd. Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury 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 read ... (more)
Manufacturer: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Release date: 5 December 1999
ISBN-10 : 1853260088 | ISBN-13: 9781853260087
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Viro voted for a review of Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics) 9 months, 2 weeks ago

“This is the best book that I've read. Part philosphical, part maritime ethnography, part thriller. This rivals the Bible in terms of majesty.”

axrhodes rated this 9/10 1 year, 8 months ago

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