Moby-Dick, or The Whale

Trade Paper – $19.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1911-6
Publication Date
September 2001
Series
Page Count
573 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN
0-8101-1911-0

Moby-Dick, or The Whale

Volume Six: 150th Anniversary Edition
Herman Melville

This edition of Moby-Dick, released in honor of the book's sesquicentennial, is the authoritative text of one of the world's great adventure stories. A crew of whalers sets out in pursuit of a fierce white whale. Their names ring through the canon of American literature: Ishmael, the narrator; Queequeg, a South Seas harpooner; Starbuck, the sober and serious chief mate; and above all Captain Ahab, part-Faust and part-Job, obsessed with the destruction of his foe.


This text of Moby-Dick is an Approved Text of the Center for Scholarly Editions (Modern Language Association of America).

About the Author

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Melville toiled at various times as a sailor, banker, teacher and finally as a customs inspector. His novels include Typee, Omoo, and White Jacket, all published in authoritative editions by Northwestern University Press. He died in relative obscurity at the age of 72.
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