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Author Philbrick, Nathaniel.

Title Why read moby-dick? / Nathaniel Philbrick
Published New York : Penguin Books, 2013

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 MELB  810.3 M5314 A6/M6p  AVAILABLE
Description x, 131 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents The gospels in this century -- Landlessness -- Desperado philosophy -- Nantucket -- Chowder -- The Pequod -- Ahab -- The anatomy of a demagogue -- Hawthorne -- The view from the masthead -- The sea -- Is there a heaven? -- A mighty, messy book -- Unflinching reality -- Poetry -- Sharks -- The enchanted calm -- Pip -- The squeeze -- The left wing -- So remorseless a havoc -- Queequeg -- Pulling dictatorship out of a hat -- Essex redux -- The inmost leaf -- Ahab's last stand -- Evil art -- Neither believer nor infidel
Summary Shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's classic work, offering insight into its history, characters, and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sea stories, American -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 0143123971
9780143123972