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The Resource Moby-Dick, Herman Melville

Moby-Dick, Herman Melville

Label
Moby-Dick
Title
Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fanatical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and nineteenth-century whaling, Melville's greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature. A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling maritime adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and vengeful sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him and came to dominate his life. But more than just the tale of a hair-raising voyage, Melville's riveting story passionately probes the human soul. A literary classic first published in 1851, Moby-Dick remains among the most highly acclaimed novels of the sea and a powerful account of the ultimate human struggle
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384
LC item number
.M6 2003
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Dover giant thrift editions
Label
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0614/2003048599-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780486432151
Lccn
2003048599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of a collection (Collection 548). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Shneidman collection of books relating to Herman Melville. Item is in box 20. Illustrated glazed wrappers. Gift, Edwin S. and David W. Shneidman.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52090568
  • ucoclc52090568
Label
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0614/2003048599-d.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780486432151
Lccn
2003048599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of a collection (Collection 548). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Shneidman collection of books relating to Herman Melville. Item is in box 20. Illustrated glazed wrappers. Gift, Edwin S. and David W. Shneidman.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52090568
  • ucoclc52090568

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