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Why Read Moby-Dick?
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date September 24, 2013
Pages 131
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143123972
ISBN-10 0143123971
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye

One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville’s world and illuminates the book’s humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew.

“Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…”—New York Times Book Review

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Hardcover
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from Viking Pr (October 20, 2011)
9780670022991 | details & prices | 131 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Moby-Dick is perhaps the greatest of the Great American Novels, yet its length and esoteric subject matter create an aura of difficulty that too often keeps readers at bay.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (September 24, 2013)
9780143123972 | details & prices | 131 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $13.00
About: A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's EyeOne of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781611760248
 
Unabridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (October 20, 2011)
9781611760248 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Unabridged, 2 CDs, 2.

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