Literary Companion Series - Moby Dick (hardcover edition) (Literary Companion Series)

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ContributionsRaymond Obstfeld (Editor), Loretta Obstfeld (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatBoard book
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7897585M
ISBN 10073770442X
ISBN 109780737704426

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Moby Dick (Literary Companion Series) Hardcover – Ap by Christopher Smith (Editor) See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" Price: $ Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an novel by American writer Herman book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee.

A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the work's genre Author: Herman Melville. This compilation of 18 readings provides an examination of Melville's work set against the backdrop of his life and times. The book is divided into four general chapters: an introduction to his writing, a critical selection of essays covering several of Melville's lesser-known works, selections on Moby Dick, and discussions of Billy : Paperback.

About this book In a series of 35 original essays, this companion demonstrates the relevance of Melville’s works in the twenty-first century.

Presents 35 original essays by scholars from around the world, representing a range of different approaches to Melville. Moby-Dick is a book you come back to, spanning chapters. It is a literary performance that is exhilarating, extraordinary, sometimes.

Moby-Dick = The Whale, Herman Melville Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in during the period of the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage /5(K).

“A new work by Herman Melville, entitled Moby Dick; or, the Whale, has just been issued by Harper and Brothers, which, in point of richness and variety of incident, originality of conception, and splendor of description, surpasses any of the former productions of this highly successful author [T]he author has contrasted a romance, a Author: Book Marks.

Herman Melville () sailed as an ordinary seaman in the Pacific as a young man, turning these experiences into a series of romances that launched his literary he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts, and was hard at work on his masterpiece ry success soon faded, his complexity increasingly alienating : Analyze Ishmael’s reluctance to share his bed with Queequeg.

How do their early interactions reflect the novel’s major themes. One of the dramatic highpoints of Moby-Dick, a novel that involves whirlpools, madness, and a terrifying whale, is one man’s simple decision to share a room with a making this seemingly negligible gesture the focus of the first part of his sprawling.

A suggested list of literary criticism on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. The listed critical essays and books will be invaluable for writing essays and papers on Moby-Dick.

SparkNotes is here for you with everything you need to ace The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, Adventure; Literary Fiction; Psychological Thriller; Quest; Tragedy. Moby-Dick collects genres the way some people collect loose change: the novel has lots of them, all different types, tucked in its pockets and hidden in its rigging and floating alongside its whaling boats.

You can read Moby-Dick and think about it as an adventure yarn, a story of a journey on the high seas in which a band of. Still, his Bible metaphor applies in that not only is “Moby-Dick” a big fat book about the wages of sin and the elusiveness of redemption, but also one to which zealots return even as.

Melville’s Writings The Northwestern-Newberry Edition (N-N) of The Writings of Herman Melville (Evanston and Chicago, IL: Northwestern University Press and The Newberry Library, –), edited by Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G.

Thomas Tanselle, is standard and nearly complete. For an annotated edition that has had a significant influence on Melville studies, see also the. Moby Dick ETYMOLOGY.

(Supplied by a Late Consumptive Usher to a Grammar School) The pale Usher—threadbare in coat, heart, body, and brain; I see him now.

He was ever dusting his old lexicons and grammars, with a queer handkerchief, mockingly em-bellished with all the gay flags of all the known nations of the world. Introduce the next generation to this literary classic, Moby Dick, with this abridged edition.

Ishmael is a sailor on a whaling ship out of Nantucket. But he discovers that it's not necessarily whales that they are hunting, but one in particular: Moby Dick.

Children will love reading this action-packed story that tells of what one will do to get : Sterling. This whole book is but a draught—nay, but the draught of a draught. Oh Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!” –Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chap “Cetology” * I can’t remember the first time I read Moby Dick.

Most people encounter this book Author: Suzanne Conklin Akbari. The Los Angeles Review of Books is a (c)(3) nonprofit. to the first full French translation of Moby-Dick, which, he writes in the book’s opening.

About Moby-Dick. Herman Melville’s masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic.

Anyone who needs help analyzing the literary devices that are used in Moby-Dick will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to study the novel's instances of. The entertaining and insightful companion to Moby-Dick, George Cotkin's Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick, explores the Great American Novel's connection to.

Overall, the book is delightful romp through Western literature, history, and philosophy that attempts to understand contemporary postmodern blues. While the authors' reading of the ancient Greeks is a little off, their analysis of Moby-Dick is key to their (admittedly rather soft) remedy, and in my opinion, is the best part of the book.

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Common Knowledge Series Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to American Literature. Series: Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to American Literature. LibraryThing has 4 suggested works for this series. Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion.

Moby dick was an action packed book, with twists, turns and some refrences to other stories. There are beautiful illustrations in the book, so that it further clarifies the character, and helps you put a /5. Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.

Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and /5(). Plot summary. Moby Dick famously begins with the narratorial invocation “Call me Ishmael.” The narrator, like his biblical counterpart, is an l, who turns to the sea for meaning, relays to the audience the final voyage of the Pequod, a whaling a story of tribulation, beauty, and madness, the reader is introduced to a number of characters, many of whom have names.

Throughout the book, Ahab rants against Moby Dick, attributing to the whale attributes far greater than those of any witless beast.

And Moby Dick undeniably demonstrates an extraordinary, almost preternatural intelligence, as well as a remarkable ability to survive the harpoons of his attackers. Moby-Dick is most definitely a quest, and what a quest it is.

An around-the-world journey to do battle with a giant whale has all the elements of a quest: purpose, motivation, challenges and treasure.

Melville’s Moby Dick might be compared, most immediately, to the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, with whom Melville struck up a friendship during the composition of the novel. Hawthorne was perhaps the most famous prose writer in the United States at the time, the author of poems and short stories like “Young Goodman Brown,” and his The Scarlet Letter came out innot long before Moby.

Moby-Dick is an novel by Herman Melville that describes the voyage of the whaleship Pequod, led by Captain Ahab, who leads his crew on a hunt for the whale have been a number of adaptations of Moby-Dick in various media. Instant downloads of all LitChart PDFs (including Moby-Dick).

LitCharts Teacher Editions. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. The original text plus a side-by-side modern. It is difficult to separate Moby-Dick, the book, from Moby-Dick, the whale.

Both are epic in scale, and both have been met with wildly different perceptions and interpretations. You only need to browse Amazon reviews to get a taste. I’ve now read this book twice, and I can’t say that the second time around was any easier than the first, though the second time was a different experience.

Moby Dick remains the measure of literary achievement against which all subsequent American novels must be measured. This edition of Moby Dick is the companion volume to the Hallmark Entertainment television presentation, broadcast on USA Network. Enter the Moby Dick sweepstakes at (K). ‎Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, first published in It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels.

The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab.

Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has o /5(2). The Rachel has also seen Moby Dick. As a result, one of its open boats is missing; the captain's son is aboard. The captain of the Rachel begs Ahab to aid in the search, but the Pequod's captain is resolute.

He is very near the White Whale now and will not stop to help. Ahab is the first to spot Moby Dick. "Moby-Dick", Herman Melville's classic novel is the story of a wandering sailor by the name of Ishmael and his voyage aboard the whaling ship the "Pequod", which is commanded by Captain Ahab, a man who is obsessed with the capture of a single white whale of enormous size and ferocity.

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel written by American writer Herman Melville, published in during the period of the American Renaissance.

Background of Moby Dick and Melville Moby Dick (the novel) was written in by Herman Melville, Sometimes called The Whale, the book is a classic example of romanticism and American renaissance.

Moby Dick remains the measure of literary achievement against which all subsequent American novels must be measured. This edition of Moby Dick is the companion volume to the Hallmark Entertainment television presentation, broadcast on USA Network.

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"What's the use of elaborating what, in its very essence, is so short-lived as a modern book. Though I wrote the Gospels in this century, I should die in the gutter." &# Herman Melville, in a letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne, One hundred-fifty years have passed since Herman Melville wrote his masterpiece.

Yet Moby-Dick endures as an indisputable literary classic that continues to speak to. The author in the Azores, among friends. For years, “Moby-Dick” defeated me.

I think I was put off the book when, as a child, I watched the John Huston film on our tiny black-and-white Author: Philip Hoare.Moby Dick by Herman Melville First published inMelville's masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick's words, "the greatest novel in American literature." The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale remains a peerless adventure story but one full of mythic grandeur, poetic majesty, and symbolic power.

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