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Moby-Dick - Herman Melville



Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Moby Dick
Join Captain Ahab, an eerily compelling madman, as he pursues an unholy war against a creation as vast, dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. In his monumaniacal quest, Ahab focuses his distilled hatred and suffering - and that of generations before him - against one single creation, and pursues it relentlessly.

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On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools, renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by a crazed captain hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Melville transforms the little world of the whale-ship into a crucible where mankind's fears, faith and frailties are pitted against a relentless fate. Teeming with ideas and imagery, and with its extraordinary, compressed intensity sustained by mischievous irony and moments of exquisite beauty, Moby-Dick is both a great American epic and a most profoundly imaginative literary creation.With an Afterword by Nigel Cliff.

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Number of Pages 768