Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.95
List price: $17.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Literature- A to Z

Moby Dick: Or the Whale

by

Moby Dick: Or the Whale Cover

 

Review-A-Day

"I'm embarking on a 'classics year,' where I'm going to try to read a lot of those books that I know I should have read a long time ago. You know the ones — those books that we can all quote from and make references to, even though we've never actually cracked open a copy. I started last year by finally reading Darwin's main books....Then, when I interviewed Stephen Pinker, he mentioned having recently enjoyed Moby-Dick and recommended it to me for the biology aspects. So I made the plunge. And you know what? It went quicker than I expected, and it's got some interesting observations about people beyond the obvious insights about obsession and vengeance. Doug Brown, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"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, 1851

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 readers today. Join Captain Ahab, an eerily compelling madman, as he pursues an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. In his monomaniacal quest, Ahab focuses his distilled hatred and suffering — and that of generations before him — against one single creature, and pursues it relentlessly.

More than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, this is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

Synopsis:

 

A century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

With an Introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the phenomenal bestseller In the Heart of the Sea.

Synopsis:

A century and a half after its publication, "Moby-Dick" still stands as a literary classic. A novel of adventure the story of a madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous as the sea, it is also an important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable characters in literature. This edition features French flaps and deluxe packaging.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142000083
Foreword:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Author:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Author:
Melville, Herman
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Mentally ill
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Whales
Subject:
Whaling
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Ship captains
Subject:
Whaling ships.
Subject:
Ahab, Captain
Subject:
Epic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
150
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Series Volume:
106-1006
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.43 x 5.70 in.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star Gazer
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  2. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy...
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. Green Shadows, White Whale: A Novel... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex: A... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. The Great Gatsby
    New Mass Market $3.50
  6. Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books...
    Used Mass Market $5.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Nautical Fiction

Moby Dick: Or the Whale Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 672 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142000083 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "I'm embarking on a 'classics year,' where I'm going to try to read a lot of those books that I know I should have read a long time ago. You know the ones — those books that we can all quote from and make references to, even though we've never actually cracked open a copy. I started last year by finally reading Darwin's main books....Then, when I interviewed Stephen Pinker, he mentioned having recently enjoyed Moby-Dick and recommended it to me for the biology aspects. So I made the plunge. And you know what? It went quicker than I expected, and it's got some interesting observations about people beyond the obvious insights about obsession and vengeance. (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Synopsis" by ,
 

A century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

With an Introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the phenomenal bestseller In the Heart of the Sea.

"Synopsis" by , A century and a half after its publication, "Moby-Dick" still stands as a literary classic. A novel of adventure the story of a madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous as the sea, it is also an important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable characters in literature. This edition features French flaps and deluxe packaging.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.