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Paperback Moby-Dick, or the Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition Book

ISBN: 0810102692

ISBN13: 9780810102699

Moby-Dick, or the Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

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In Moby Dick Melville set out to write a "mighty book" on "a mighty theme." The editors of this critical text affirm that he succeeded. Nevertheless, their prolonged examination of the novel reveals textual flaws and anomalies that help to explain Melville's fears that his great work was in some ways a hash or a botch. A lengthy historical note also gives a fresh account of Melville's earlier literary career and his working conditions as he wrote;...

Customer Reviews

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Sent me a children’s book. Not as advertised! 👎🏼

Sent a children’s book and that is not was advertising. Rip off! You lost a customer.

Good book but beware it’s not the children’s version.

It gets a little long winded at times but it’s good

Wrong book

I thought I was buying Moby Dick but I received a 200 page children version

Disappointed to receive the abreviqyed children's version.

Thought I was ordering Moby Dick, but received the abbreviated children's version.

Love it!!!

I love the cover so much and the quality for the price is amazing. The only thing I didn’t like was for some reason the top of the pages were orange. I still absolutely love it though :)

Whaling Classic with Modern Implications

Herman Melville, the author, shares many witty and serious insights about life and the foibles of human actions and beliefs in Moby Dick. It is not just about whaling, but a commentary in general about humanity. The description of whaling processes give the reader an insight into not only the methods of whaling, but the cruelty and savagery of killing such beautiful creatures. Even a person such as myself, who is against any whaling in this day and age, can appreciate Melville's commentary about whales, their personalities, their rights as fellow creatures to live on this planet!

Great fishing tales

Better than Babe Winkleman. This guy knows how to write about a fishing trip. SPOILER ALERT!!: Kinda thought he would have landed that big one in the end...

I May Be Biased But...

Readers say it's far too long, the cetacean history is tedious, who the heck cares how to best prep a harpoon line? Well if you're one of those folks who likes a good harpoon-prep scene, you're in for a treat. If not, you might learn something, and, failing that, the singular dexterity with which the author lays the words on the page will not only awe you but carry you into the very whale boat. You will feel in your guts the rush of the sleigh ride, you will breathe the sea air and taste the mist, you will feel the salt hardening on your hands and face. Don't like any of that? Unless there's no place you'd rather be than your rocker, this is escapism as good as it comes. And don't even get me started on timeless themes, unforgettable characters and a plot as fine as they come....

Worth the effort

Yes this is not for the faint of heart...tough sledding at times but the reward of allowing Melville's poetry to seep into your soul makes it well worth it. I read this in my 20's and didn't get it. Reading it again 20 years later I found the prose to be less dense and the story stands on it's own as one of the greatest. Forget the symbolism and enjoy the ride.

Well rounded but a little intense

The book has to be good to be considerd a litterary classic. Melvilles book about the obssesive Ahab, the Harpooner Quequay, the former teacher Ishimial and the White Whale is an excelent read but it may be too intense for younger readers. The hellish obssesion of Ahab may be a bit to much for some children. With all of that being said I do think that everyone at some time must read this it is a work of art.

Moby-Dick Mentions in Our Blog

Moby-Dick in Timeless Classics with Timely Updates
Timeless Classics with Timely Updates
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 03, 2020

Getting young people to read old books can be challenging. One successful approach we’ve come across is to pair the original with a modern take on the story. Here we feature ten classic books matched with fun, updated retellings.

Moby-Dick in The Great American Read on PBS
The Great American Read on PBS
Published by Beth Clark • August 17, 2018
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so as promised, here are books 61–80 on the list!
Moby-Dick in June 8 Is World Oceans Day
June 8 Is World Oceans Day
Published by Beth Clark • June 07, 2018

Celebrate World Oceans Day by showing them some aquatic love!

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