Moby Dick in half the time.
Moby Dick is the tale of one man's fatal obsession and his willingness to sacrifice his life and that of his crew to achieve his goal. The story follows the fortunes of Captain Ahab and the eccentric crew of a whaling ship, The Pequod. The ship is on its last voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick - the great white whale which wounded Ahab in the past is his quarry now.
The battle with the elements, the sea, the dangerous confrontations of the whale hunts are embodied in the thrilling narration of the survivor Ishmael.
The great classics contain passionate romance, thrilling adventure, arresting characters, unforgettable scenes and situations. But finding time to read them can be a problem. So, here is a condensed version of one of the finest books in the world to a manageable length to enable everyone to enjoy.
The Compact Editions are aimed at encouraging more mainstream readers to become better acquainted with our literary heritage.
Herman Melville was an American novelist, essayist, and poet, best known for his masterpiece Moby Dick.
About the Author
Jan Needle is a writer of children's books, plays, criticism, cartoons, TV programs and a wide range of fiction for adults. He divides his time between Oldham and Manchester.
Patrick Benson was born in 1956 and educated at Eton; in Florence, where he studied classical drawing; and at Chelsea Art School. He worked in the fashion business before a chance meeting with the sister of Sebastian Walker (founder of Walker Books) introduced him to the company. Patrick has illustrated for a wide range of authors including Martin Waddell and Roald Dahl, and he also illustrated Fly Fishing by J. R. Hartley, from the well-known television commercial.
Series: Compact Editions
Number Of Pages: 3312
Published: 3rd May 2007
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.23