Synopses & Reviews
Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick
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.
Introduction by Andrew Delbanco
Explanatory Commentary by Tom Quirk
Herman Melville's sea classic comes to life on the small screen in a 4-hour miniseries directed by Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather series) and starring the highly acclaimed Patrick Stewart.
About the Author
Herman Melville (1819-1891) was born in New York City and became a seaman at a young age. His works include Typee
, The Confidence Man
, and Pierre
Andrew Delbanco is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.
Tom Quirk is the Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia.