Download link: Download ebook. This epic story of Captain Ahabs incredible quest for the elusive great whale is widely regarded as the Great American novel. Melvilles writing of the tale is told by Ishmael through w hose insight and consciousness the narrative takes shape. His longing for the sea is his sustenance.
Guide to the classics: Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville
Still frequently assigned reading in school, " Moby-Dick " is a polarizing novel for many reasons: Its huge vocabulary, usually requiring at least a few trips to your dictionary; its obsession with 19th-century whaling life, technology, and jargon; the variety of literary techniques used by Melville; and its thematic complexity. Another reason the book intimidates, of course, is the cast of characters, which includes the dozens of crew members of the Pequod, many of whom have a role in the plot and symbolic significance. Melville actually worked on whaling ships in his youth, and his depictions of life on board the Pequod and the men who worked under Ahab have the ring of complex truth. Ishmael, the narrator of the tale, actually has very little of an active role in the story. Still, everything we know about the hunt for Moby Dick comes to us through Ishmael, and the success or failure of the book centers on how we relate to his voice. Ishmael is a lush, intelligent narrator; he is observant and curious and wanders into lengthy examinations of subjects that interest him, including the technology and culture of whaling , philosophical and religious questions, and examinations of the people around him. In many ways, Ishmael is meant as a stand-in for the reader, a man who is initially confused and overwhelmed by his experience but who offers that very curiosity and studious attitude as a guide to survival.
The first edition of this novel was published in November 14th , and was written by Herman Melville. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this classics, fiction story are Elijah, Stubb.
All rights reserved. Captain De Deer comes aboard the Pequod with an oilcan in hand, begging for some sperm oil. The Jungfrau is completely clean, totally empty Both ships launch their boats, and the German boats have a serious head start. The group of whales—there are eight—start fleeing the vicinity.