Annotations for Moby Dick, Or, the Whale


Baker & Taylor
A nineteenth-century tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a large white whale

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Baker & Taylor
The companion edition to the Hallmark Entertainment television version starring Patrick Stewart and Gregory Peck, due to be broadcast on the USA Network, tells the immortal story of Captain Ahab's tragic pursuit of the great white whale. TV tie-in.

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Random House, Inc.
"Call me Ishmael" is one of the most familiar and oft-quoted opening lines ever written. Although it was originally published in 1851 to little success or acclaim, Moby Dick is generally regarded as Herman Melville's masterpiece and in many circles as the Great American Novel.
    Melville's epic story of Captain Ahab's obsessive hunt for the great white whale recalls Job in his quest for justice and Oedipus on his crusade for the truth. The tragic figure of Ahab, in whom virtuous and murderous impulses coexist, speaks for the defeats and triumphs of the human spirit. The richness of Melville's prose and the story's sweep are Shakespearean in their grandeur and symbolic power. Moby Dick remains the measure of literary achievement against which all subsequent American novels must be measured.
    This edition of Moby Dick is the companion volume to the Hallmark Entertainment television presentation, broadcast on USA Network.
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