Synopses & Reviews
A world-famous classic novel is the basis for this brand-new, dramatically illustrated book. Transformed from Herman Melvilles original text into a graphic novel, this and other" Graphic Classics" editions make good introductions for young readers to the imaginative riches of literature. These books contain many extra features, including brief biographies of their authors, a list of each authors important works, a glossary, and an index. Suitable for classroom use as introductions to literature for junior and senior high school students, these graphic novels entertain young readers while introducing them to the works of renowned literary artists. Full-color illustrations throughout. This classic sea adventure tells the story of Captain Ahab, commander of the whaling ship Pequod, and his hunt for the mighty and ferocious white whale.
Ishmaels dream of adventure on a whaling ship becomes a nightmare as the voyage turns into a struggle for survival. Captain Ahab, maimed by a monster whale, is obsessed with revenge. As the crew discovers, he is willing to risk everything to destroy that whale.
Find out what happens in this vivid retelling of Herman Melvilles great adventure in graphic novel format.
Graphic Classics Available from Barrons:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame * Kidnapped * Journey to the Center of the Earth * Moby Dick * Oliver Twist * Treasure Island
This innovative, scholarly edition of Moby Dick offers unprecedented access to the revisions Herman Melville made to the original 1851 American version of the novel and illuminates all changes which scholars have made to create the classic that readers know today. The “fluid text” feature illuminates the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville’s writing process, right on the page, while also offering fresh contextual notes, illustrations, and other apparatus to make this the most reader-friendly — and therefore most teachable — edition available today.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Acknowledgments
A Note on Text and Annotation
Moby Dick; or, The Whale
Making Moby Dick
List of In-Text Revision Narratives
Changes Not Discussed
Glossary of Nautical and Whaling Terms