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Moby-Dick - Herman Melville -summary


Moby-Dick is the title of a book published in 1851 by the American writer Herman Melville. The work is narrated by the sailor Ishmael, who tells about the journey of Ahab, the captain of the whaleship Pequod. In the narrative, Ahab seeks revenge against Moby-Dick, the whale that cut off his leg on a previous voyage on the ship.

The importance of Moby-Dick in literature

Considered Melville's masterpiece, Moby-Dick is one of the great works of fiction and fantasy in world literature. In part, it's the story of an obsessed man who wages war against a creature as dangerous, mythical and fearless as the ocean itself.

On the other hand, it is more than a simple adventure story, with its description of the customs and legends of the ancient whalers. In fact, the book can be interpreted as an important critical reflection of the author on America. Written with a great sense of humor, Moby-Dick is also a reflection on character, faith, and the nature of human perception.

Moby Dick: Herman Melville Hardcover – 9 November 2021

English Edition by Herman Melville (Author), Christopher McBride (Introduction)

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chartwell Books; 1st edition (9 November 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 504 pages

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