Moby-Dick, or The Whale

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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, edited by Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle

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.
Reviews

". . . an important work of scholarship because it provides the best text currently available for the his carefully studied novel. Hayford and Parker have been the first editors to realize that Melville must have read and corrected the American proofsheets from which the English edition was printed and that a considerable number of English readings have hitherto unrecognized authority for inclusion in a critical text." —Nineteenth-Century Fiction