Described by D H Lawrence as "the greatest book of the sea ever written" and now heralded as a classic of American literature, ironically Moby Dick was not a financial success for Herman Melville. Moby Dick is told through the eyes of Ishmael, a sailor. The story recounts the voyage of the Pequod, a whaling ship captained by Ahab, who on a previous trip had lost a battle with a white whale, during which both his ship and the lower part of his leg were destroyed. Ishmael signs up for what he thinks will be a normal whaling trip, but as the voyage progresses, he realises that Captain Ahab is after one thing - revenge.
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby Dick (1851), Typee (1846), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia, and Billy Budd, Sailor, a posthumously published novella. Although his reputation was not high at the time of his death, the centennial of his birth in 1919 was the starting point of a Melville revival and Moby-Dick grew to be considered one of the great American novels.
Pub Date: 2016
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches