Moby-Dick

Herman Melville

3.49 based on 442417 ratings & 13462 reviews on Goodreads.com
See more book details
06 October 2016
9781509826643
768 pages
Synopsis

Teeming with ideas and imagery, and with its extraordinary intensity sustained by mischievous irony and moments of exquisite beauty, Moby-Dick is both a great American epic and a profoundly imaginative literary creation.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an afterword by Nigel Cliff.

On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools, renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by crazed Captain Ahab, a man hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Herman Melville transforms the little world of the whale ship into a crucible where mankind's fears, faith and frailties are pitted against a relentless fate.

Moby-Dick is, for me, the supreme American novel, the source and the inspiration of everything that follows in the American literary canon

Robert McCrum, ‘The 100 best novels’ - Guardian

Melville has himself become part of the literary canon. A fixture.

Ian McGuire - Independent

Much of the impact of Melville’s book on any fierce new convert is implicit in that sense of time travel. Sometimes I read it and I feel like I’m going backward, fast. It reads like something that was written before books were invented, yet it is utterly modern

Philip Hoare - The New Yorker