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Moby-Dick, or, The whale

Author: Herman Melville; Andrew Delbanco; Tom Quirk
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1992.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This edition of Moby-Dick, released in honor of the book's sesquicentennial, is the authoritative text of one of the world's great adventure stories. A crew of whalers sets out in pursuit of a fierce white whale that cost their captain his leg on a previous expedition. Their names ring through the canon of American literature: Ishmael, the narrator; Queequeg, a South Seas harpooner; Starbuck, the sober and serious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Sea stories
Jugendbuch
Adventure fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Andrew Delbanco; Tom Quirk
ISBN: 0140390847 9780140390841
OCLC Number: 25965313
Notes: Includes glossary.
Description: li, 654 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Loomings ---
The Carpet Bag ---
The Spouter-Inn ---
The Counterpane ---
Breakfast ---
The Street ---
The Chapel ---
The Pulpit ---
The Sermon ---
A Bosom Friend ---
Nightgown ---
Biographical ---
Wheelbarrow ---
Nantucket ---
Chowder ---
The Ship ---
The Ramadan ---
His Mark ---
The Prophet ---
All Astir ---
Going Aboard ---
Merry Christmas ---
The Lee Shore ---
The Advocate ---
Postscript ---
Knights and Squires ---
Knights and Squires ---
Ahab ---
Enter Ahab; to him, Stubb ---
The Pipe ---
Queen Mab ---
Cetology ---
The Specksynder ---
The Cabin Table ---
The Mast-Head ---
The Quarter-Deck --
Ahab and all ---
Sunset Dusk ---
First Night-Watch ---
Forecastle---Midnight ---
Moby Dick ---
The Whiteness of the Whale ---
Hark! ---
The Chart ---
The Affidavit ---
Surmises ---
The Mat-Maker ---
The First Lowering ---
The Hyena ---
Ahab's Boat and Crew---Fedallah ---
The Spirit-Spout ---
The Pequod meets the Albatross ---
The Gam ---
The Town Ho's Story ---
Monstrous Pictures of Whales ---
Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales ---
Of Whales in Paint, in Teeth, &c. ---
Brit ---
Squid ---
The Line ---
Stubb kills a Whale ---
The Dart ---
The Crotch ---
Stubb's Supper ---
The Whale as a Dish ---
The Shark Massacre ---
Cutting In ---
The Blanket ---
The Funeral ---
The Sphynx ---
The Pequod meets the Jeroboam --
Her Story ---
The Monkey-rope ---
Stubb & Flask kill a Right Whale ---
The Sperm Whale's Head ---
The Right Whale's Head ---
The Battering-Ram ---
The Great Heidelburgh Tun ---
Cistern and Buckets ---
The Prairie ---
The Nut ---
The Pequod meets the Virgin ---
The Honor and Glory of Whaling ---
Jonah Historically Regarded ---
Pitchpoling ---
The Fountain ---
The Tail ---
The Grand Armada ---
Schools & Schoolmasters ---
Fast Fish and Loose Fish ---
Heads or Tails ---
The Pequod meets the Rose Bud ---
Ambergris ---
The Castaway ---
A Squeeze of the Hand ---
The Cassock ---
The Try-Works ---
The Lamp ---
Stowing Down & Clearing Up ---
The Doubloon ---
The Pequod meets the Samuel Enderby of London ---
The Decanter ---
A Bower in the Arsacides ---
Measurement of the Whale's Skeleton ---
The Fossil Whale ---
Does the Whale Diminish? ---
Ahab's Leg ---
The Carpenter ---
The Deck --
Ahab and the Carpenter ---
The Cabin --
Ahab and Starbuck ---
Queequeg in his Coffin ---
The Pacific ---
The Blacksmith ---
The Forge ---
The Gilder ---
The Pequod meets the Bachelor ---
The Dying Whale ---
The Whale-Watch ---
The Quadrant ---
The Candles ---
The Deck ---
Midnight, on the Forecastle ---
Midnight, Aloft ---
The Musket ---
The Needle ---
The Log and Line ---
The Life-Buoy ---
Ahab and the Carpenter ---
The Pequod meets the Rachel ---
The Cabin --
Ahab and Pip ---
The Hat ---
The Pequod meets the Delight ---
The Symphony ---
The Chase --
First Day ---
The Chase --
Second Day ---
The Chase -Third Day.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Moby-Dick
Whale
Responsibility: Herman Melville ; introduction by Andrew Delbanco ; notes and explanatory commentary by Tom Quirk.

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A story of the war between man and mammal, in which the author explores his obsessions with good and evil, love and solitude, speech and silence, using his technical knowledge of sailing and the sea  Read more...
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