Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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“From Hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee . . .”

Few literary masterworks cast quite as awesome a shadow as Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Captain Ahab’s quest for the white whale is a timeless epic—a thrilling tale of vengeance and obsession, and a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity. Far ahead of its own time, Moby-Dick is a work of astonishing psychological depth and diversity. It is perhaps the greatest sea story ever told and is considered one of the great works of North American literature.

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About Herman Melville

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Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet who received wide acclaim for his earliest novels, such as Typee and Redburn, but fell into relative obscurity by the end of his life. Today, Melville is hailed as one of the definitive masters of world literature for novels including Moby Dick and Billy Budd, as well as for enduringly popular short stories such as Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Bell-Tower.
Published April 9, 2013 by HarperPerennial Classics. 490 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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