Presents a new edition of the classic nineteenth-century tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of the huge white whale that had caused the loss of his leg. Reissue.
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: No American masterpiece casts quite as awesome a shadow as Melville's monumental Moby Dick
.Â Â Mad Captain Ahab's quest for the White Whale is a timeless epic--a stirring tragedy of vengeance and obsession, a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity.Â Â It is the greatest sea story ever told.Â Â Far ahead of its own time, Moby Dick
was largely misunderstood and unappreciated by Melville's contemporaries.Â Â Today, however, it is indisputably a classic.Â Â As D.H. Lawrence wrote, Moby Dick
"commands a stillness in the soul, an awe . . . [It is] one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world."