"Command the murderous chalices! Drink ye harpooners! Drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow -- Death to Moby Dick!" So Captain Ahab binds his crew to fulfil his obsession -- the destruction of the great white whale. Under his lordly but maniacal command the Pequod's commercial mission is perverted to one of vengeance. To Ahab, the monster that destroyed his body is not a creature, but the symbol of "some unknown but still reasoning thing." Uncowed by natural disasters, ill omens, even death, Ahab urges his ship towards "the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale." Key letters from Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne are printed at the end of this volume. - Back cover.
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Barron's Graphic Classics is a 2-book series first released in 1831 with contributions by Herman Melville, Victor Hugo, and Walter J. Cobb.
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Just not interesting. Character based, slowly developed plot. Could barely read past the captain's bible sermon regarding Jonah.
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Fantastic. An absolute joy to read. I've just this second turned the final page and already I find myself wanting to start the whole journey again.
Very few people actually enjoy the experience of running a marathon, but when it's done they feel like they've got to brag about it and maybe they should. Moby-Dick has been on my list for about a decade and I couldn't get it done. Now it's done and I will absolutely be obnoxious about it
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