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Moby Dick : Alma Classics - Herman Melville

Moby Dick

Alma Classics


Published: 1st June 2013
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The infinite novel. Page after page the text grows in immensity, until it encompasses the whole cosmos. Jorge Luis Borges

When the young Ishmael gets on board Captain Ahab's whaling ship, little does he suspect that the mission on which he is about to embark is the fulfilment of his master's obsessive desire for revenge on Moby Dick, a white whale who has already claimed countless human victims and destroyed many fleets. With some sinister crew members in their midst and the hazardous conditions of the sea to contend with, the expedition becomes increasingly dangerous the closer it gets to its quarry.

One of the great American novels, if not even the greatest, Moby Dick epically combines rip-roaring adventure, a meticulously realistic portrayal of the whaling trade and a profound philosophical disquisition on the nature of good and evil.

About the Author

Now considered one of America's greatest and most influential authors, Herman Melville (1819-91) wrote novels and travelogues inspired by his experiences in the merchant navy - with Moby Dick and Billy Budd generally regarded as his masterpieces.

"The greatest American novel." --William Faulkner "The greatest Americannovel." William Faulkner" "The infinite novel. Page after page the text grows in immensity, until it encompasses the whole cosmos." Jorge Luis Borges" "One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world." - D.H. Lawrence"Strange, original and gripping." - William Somerset Maugham

ISBN: 9781847492746
ISBN-10: 1847492746
Series: Alma Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 1st June 2013
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1