Inspired by real-life events, Melville's epic tale features a young sailor, Ishmael, who yearns for adventure aboard a whaling-ship.
In Nantucket he signs up for a voyage aboard the Pequod, bound for the tropics. But what Ishmael believes will be an ordinary whale hunt turns out to be nothing less than a voyage of revenge led by the imposing 'ungodly, god-like' Captain Ahab. For Ahab has already lost one of his legs to the great White Whale, Moby-Dick, and this time - driven by a tremendous inner rage - he is determined to pursue him to the death.
About the Author
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, became a bestseller), but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime.
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.386