Moby-Dick

or, The Whale

The original 'Great American Novel', Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" is a masterful study of obsession. This "Penguin Classics" edition contains an introduction by Andrew Delblanco, with explanatory commentary by Tom Quirk. Les mer

145,-
Sendes innen 7 virkedager

Logg inn for å se din bonus

The original 'Great American Novel', Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" is a masterful study of obsession. This "Penguin Classics" edition contains an introduction by Andrew Delblanco, with explanatory commentary by Tom Quirk. 'Call me Ishmael.' So begins Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history.

As Ishmael is drawn into Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to slay the white whale Moby-Dick, he finds himself engaged in a metaphysical struggle between good and evil. More than just a novel of adventure, more than an paean to whaling lore and legend, "Moby-Dick" is a haunting social commentary, populated by some of the most enduring characters in literature; the crew of the Pequod, from stern, Quaker First Mate Starbuck, to the tattooed Polynesian harpooner Queequeg, are a vision of the world in microcosm, the pinnacle of Melville's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, "Moby-Dick" is a profound, poetic inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

Based on the Northwestern University Press edition, this "Penguin Classics" edition includes a critical introduction by Andrew Delbanco, as well as valuable explanatory notes, maps, illustrations and a glossary of nautical terms. Herman Melville is now regarded as one of America's greatest novelists. Much of the material for his novels was drawn from his own experience as a seaman aboard whaling ships.

He wrote his masterpiece "Moby-Dick" in 1851, and died in 1891. If you enjoyed "Moby-Dick", you may like Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote", also available in "Penguin Classics". "After reading "Moby-Dick", you will have enhanced your sense of wonder, you will have increased the size of your universe".

(E. M. Forster).

"One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world...It moves awe in the soul". (D. H. Lawrence).

Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
720
ISBN
9780142437247
Utgivelsesår
2003
Format
20 x 14 cm
Serie
Penguin classics

Om forfatteren

Herman Melville (1819-91) became in his late twenties a highly successful author of exotic novels based on his experiences as a sailor - writing in quick succession Typee, Omoo, Redburn and White-Jacket. However, his masterpiece Moby-Dick was met with incomprehension and the other later works which are now the basis of his reputation, such as Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Confidence-Man, were failures. Melville stopped writing fiction and the rest of his long life was spent first as a lecturer and then, for nineteen years, as a customs official in New York City. He was also the author of the immensely long poem Clarel, which was similarly dismissed. At the end of his life he wrote Billy Budd, Sailor which was published posthumously in 1924.

Medlemmers vurdering

Oppdag mer

Bøker som ligner på Moby-Dick:

1984

George Orwell
Paperback 
131,-
 

Se flere

De som kjøpte denne kjøpte også:

Daggry

Erin Hunter
Paperback 
154,- 169,-
 

Logg inn

Ikke medlem ennå? Registrer deg her

Glemt medlemsnummer/passord?

Handlekurv