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Moby-Dick
MobyDick
Author: Herman Melville
No American masterpiece casts quite as awesome a shadow as Melville's monumental Moby Dick.  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.  It is the greatest sea story ever told....  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553213119
ISBN-10: 0553213113
Publication Date: 3/1/1981
Pages: 704
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 113 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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oldcontemptible avatar reviewed Moby-Dick on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If I had not ended up with two copies of this book, I would not part with this. One of the great novels of American literature for a reason. Suprisingly easy-to-read in spite of years of complaints from college students. If you read no other book in the English language, read this!
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Helpful Score: 1
A classic I wanted to reread. Still a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Warning: this is not Moby Dick. It bears little similarity to the Herman Melville masterpiece. It is heavily, insanely, extremely abridged. It could be renamed "Abridged Too Far." It reads like a children's book and retains none of the intent and character of the original. The original is one of the most important philosophical works ever produced by the hand of man. When I received this book and read through parts of it I was so disturbed that such a thing exists that I unceremoniously threw it in the trash so that no other person could end up with that book in their hands and end up thinking that it in any way represents Moby Dick. If you are looking for Moby Dick please be sure to get an adult unabridged version.
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Helpful Score: 1
Now I understand why this has been called "the greatest work of fiction in the English language." This book has taken me to one great adventure.
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The geat classic whose ending wouldn't have been possible without Melivlle's hikes in the mountains of the Hudson Highlands and Bershires with his friends, artists and existentialists.
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Because this is such a well known classic I tried reading it several times. The author seems to be more interested in explaining how the whaling industry worked back then than progressing with the story. The farthest I have made it is half way... then I switched to something better, like Les Miserables or the Count of Monte Cristo.
gil avatar reviewed Moby-Dick on + 66 more book reviews
A classic. A very long read but rewarding. Lots of biblical references and a very in depth study of whales. So be prepared.
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classic american fiction
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What more can be said of arguably the best book ever written?
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One of the most famous classic novels of our time.
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A must read of everyone.
The story of Moby Dick is very interesting and exciting.
I am sure you will enjoy, if you have not already read this book.
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Great Illustrated Classics series
timetravelgirl avatar reviewed Moby-Dick on + 153 more book reviews
Very Good Reading
New York Post Family Classics Library

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