This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece.
The tale of Captain Ahab's frantic pursuit of the cunning and notorious white whale Moby Dick, is packed with drama, and draws heavily on the author's own experiences on the high seas.
This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discussed the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 592 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2010
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780199535729