Herman Melville"s Moby-Dick

by Naomi Shaw

Publisher: Research & Education Association in Piscataway, N.J

Written in English
Cover of: Herman Melville
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  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. -- Examinations -- Study guides.,
  • Sea stories, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Whaling in literature.,
  • Whales in literature.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [110]).

Other titlesMoby-Dick
Statementtext by Naomi Shaw ; illustrations by Karen Pica.
LC ClassificationsPS2384.M62 S53 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 109 p., [1] :
Number of Pages109
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL817752M
ISBN 100878919864
LC Control Number95067269

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Herman Melville was born in in New York City. His family was well-off, but his father went bankrupt and died when Melville was twelve. Melville briefly attended Albany Classical School inbut left to pursue his own interests.

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It is quite unfortunate how the masterpiece was given due recognition 30 years after the death of its author. Moby Dick The Primitive In Herman Melville's Moby Dick Tim Gerasimov.

As an undertone running through the entire book, one can see in Moby Dick the same admiration of the "noble savage" that is so prevalent in Melville's earlier tales of the simple and idyllic life of the cannibals, even though the focus has been shifted to the dangers of Author: Tim Gerasimov.

Moby-Dick was published in the U.S. one month later, with a first printing of 2, copies. The first printing of Melville’s other three books with Harper & Brothers had been a thousand more.

What’s more, a fire at Harpers in destroyed all but sixty of the original copies.In Herman Melvilles classic tale of revenge, Ishmael tells his story of becoming a whaler on the Pequod. When Ishmael and his unexpected friend Queequeg join Captain Ahab's hunt for Moby Dick, the voyage of a lifetime turns into tragedy.

On its surface, Moby-Dick is a vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, a virtual encyclopedia of whales and whaling, replete with facts, legends, and trivia that Melville had gleaned from personal experience and scores of sources/5(3).