It is difficult to separate moby-dick, the book, from moby-dick, the whale both are epic in scale, and both have been met with wildly different perceptions and interpretations you only need to browse amazon reviews to get a taste i’ve now read this book twice, and i can’t say that the second time around was any easier than the first, though the second time was a different experience. Take herman melville’s moby dick now considered one of the greatest novels ever written, the book initially received mixed reviews only to fall into obscurity by the end of melville’s life now considered one of the greatest novels ever written, the book initially received mixed reviews only to fall into obscurity by the end of melville’s life. Moby-dick or, the whale by herman melville moby-dick, written in 1851, recounts the adventures of the narrator ishmael as he sails on the whaling ship, pequod, under the command of the monomaniacal captain ahabmelville dedicated the book to fellow dark romantic, nathaniel hawthorne: in token of my admiration for his genius, this book is inscribed to nathaniel hawthorne.
Moby-dick or, the whale is an 1851 novel by american writer herman melville the book is sailor ishmael 's narrative of the obsessive quest of ahab , captain of the whaling ship pequod , for revenge on moby dick , the white whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off ahab's leg at the knee. 896 moby-dick = the whale, herman melville moby-dick or, the whale is a novel by american writer herman melville, published in 1851 during the period of the american renaissance.
Moby-dick is a book you come back to, again and again, to find new treasures and delights, a storehouse of language, incident and strange wisdom moby-dick is – among some fierce contenders which will appear later in this series – the great american novel whose genius was only recognised long after its author was dead from its celebrated opening line (call me ishmael) it plunges the reader into the narrator's quest for meaning in the damp, drizzly november of my soul. Moby dick book summary and study guide herman melville booklist herman melville message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of moby dick the tale of moby dick by herman melville, is seen through the eyes of ismael, a young man aspiring to be a sailor he meets captain ahab of the pequod, a whaling boat.
Moby dick is one of my favorite books of all time my second favorite melville book is “white jacket” reply jeff august 24, 2010 at 7:35 am permalink i haven’t finished it yet, but i recall some section where ishmael says something to the effect that all the the various beasts have their great stories.