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Why read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick

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Why read Moby-Dick?
Title
Why read Moby-Dick?
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Nathaniel Philbrick
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Language
eng
Summary
"Moby-Dick is perhaps the greatest of the Great American Novels, yet its length and esoteric subject matter create an aura of difficulty that too often keeps readers at bay. Fortunately, one unabashed fan wants passionately to give Melville's masterpiece the broad contemporary audience it deserves. In his National Book Award-winning bestseller, In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick captivatingly unpacked the story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex, the real-life incident that inspired Melville to write Moby- Dick. Now, he sets his sights on the fiction itself, offering a cabin master's tour of a spellbinding novel rich with adventure and history"--Provided by publisher
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Title
Why read Moby-Dick?
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Summary
Shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's classic work, offering insight into its history, characters, and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world
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10020165
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384.M62
LC item number
P55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Nathaniel Philbrick
Why read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Why read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick
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  • Includes bibliographical references
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Contents
The gospels in this century -- Landlessness -- Desperado philosophy -- Nantucket -- Chowder -- The Pequod -- Ahab -- The anatomy of a demagogue -- Hawthorne -- The view from the masthead -- The sea -- Is there a heaven? -- A mighty, messy book -- Unflinching reality -- Poetry -- Sharks -- The enchanted calm -- Pip -- The squeeze -- The left wing -- So remorseless a havoc -- Queequeg -- Pulling dictatorship out of a hat -- Essex redux -- The inmost leaf -- Ahab's last stand -- Evil art -- Neither believer nor infidel
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
131 p.
Isbn
9780143123972
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2011019766
Note
cat13rev,cat24,cat50rev
System control number
  • ocn707969113
  • (OCoLC)707969113
  • (OCoLC)837178965

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
      39.3681268 -104.8590461
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