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Add This - Moby-Dick

Written by Herman MelvilleAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Herman Melville
Introduction by Elizabeth HardwickAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Hardwick and Rockwell KentAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Rockwell Kent

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: October 10, 2000
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-78327-5 (0-679-78327-X)
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a paperback.
about this book

First published in 1851, Melville's masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick's words, "the greatest novel in American literature." The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale remains a peerless adventure story but one full of mythic grandeur, poetic majesty, and symbolic power. Filtered through the consciousness of the novel's narrator, Ishmael, Moby-Dick draws us into a universe full of fascinating characters and stories, from the noble cannibal Queequeg to the natural history of whales, while reaching existential depths that excite debate and contemplation to this day.

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition contains original illustrations by Rockwell Kent and commentary that includes excerpts from one of Melville's letters to Hawthorne.