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Author Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.

Title Moby-Dick / Herman Melville ; edited by Hershel Parker, Harrison Hayford ; pictorial materials prepared by John B. Putnam
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Norton, [2002]


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Description xv, 726 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
regular print
Series A Norton critical edition
Norton critical edition.
Contents [Pt. 1] The text of Moby-Dick; or, the whale -- Contents of Moby-Dick -- Moby-Dick
[Pt. 2] Contexts -- Melville's reading and Moby-Dick : an overview and a bibliography -- Whaling and whalecraft -- Before Moby-Dick : international controversy over Melville -- Reviews and letters by Melville -- Analogues and sources
[Pt. 3] Criticism -- Reviews of Moby-Dick -- Posthumous praise and the Melville revival : 1893-1927 -- A handful of critical challenges
Summary "Moby Dick (1851) is an epic tale of the conflict between man and his fate. Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to destroy the great white whale that tore off his leg leads the Pequod and its crew to disaster. Melville's extraordinary narrative defies c1assification: it teems with ideas and imagery and the passion of its author."--Jacket
Notes "An authoritative text before Moby Dick: international controversy, reviews, and letters by Melville, analogues and sources, reviews of Moby-Dick, criticism."
"150th anniversary ed."--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 725-726)
Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick.
Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Whaling ships -- Fiction.
Ship captains -- Fiction.
Mentally ill -- Fiction.
Whaling -- Fiction.
Whales -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Action and adventure fiction.
Sea stories.
Epic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Sea stories.
Psychological fiction.
Adventure stories.
Sea stories.
Author Parker, Hershel.
Hayford, Harrison.
LC no. 2001042716
ISBN 0393972836 paperback