Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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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 perhaps the greatest sea story ever told and is considered one of the great works of North American literature.

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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 March 5, 1998 by Oxford University Press, UK. 592 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Religion & Spirituality, History, Crime, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels, Romance. Non-fiction

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I have never got through Jane Eyre or Giovanni’s Room or Journey to the End of the Night or Zeno’s Conscience or Pierre—I have never got through chapter one of Pierre.

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