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Discussions of Moby-Dick

Discussions of Moby-Dick

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Published by D. C. Heath in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited with an introduction by Milton R. Stern.
ContributionsMelville, Herman, 1819-1891., Stern, Milton R.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16840939M

Check out Candace's video: Pick up a copy of Moby Dick by Herman Melville using my affiliate link I put up. Moby-Dick is so capacious and multifaceted that broad statements about its meaning seem at best tentative, at worst absurdly reductive. At the conclusion of "Cetology," Ishmael reminds us that his effort to relate everything known about whales remains unfinished; he then goes so far as to say that the "whole book is but a draught — nay, but.

  You may think that you know the story of Moby Dick, but until you have read this book, you cannot understand its power. The power comes from the rich descriptions of whalers, those who worked the ships, the history of whaling, the knowledge of whales, and how in the 19th century they were so crudely hunted and butchered on the open seas.   The author in the Azores, among friends. For years, “Moby-Dick” defeated me. I think I was put off the book when, as a child, I watched the John Huston film on our tiny black-and-white.

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an novel by American writer Herman book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, Moby-Dick was published.   Rather late in the day, he wrote to Bentley: "Moby-Dick is a legitimate title for the book, being the name given to a particular whale who, if I may so express myself, is the hero of the volume.


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Discussions Of Moby Dick: Discussions Of Literature [Stern, Milton R., Summers, Joseph H.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Discussions Of Moby Dick: Discussions Of LiteratureFormat: Paperback.

Moby-Dick Book Discussion. Moby-Dick (Paperback) by. Herman Melville. Topics About This Book Topics That Mention This Book.

topics Showing of started by posts views last activity /lit/ (revival ed: [June ] Moby-Dick or, the Whaleby Herman Melville: Macquart: 5   Discussions of Moby-Dick. Publication date Topics Melville, Herman, Moby Dick Publisher Boston: Heath Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

; 24 cm Notes. book contain pen markings. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Associated-names Stern Pages: Discussions of Moby-Dick. Boston, Heath [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville: Document Type: Book: All Authors /. I recently read Moby Dick and couldn’t wait to post my Moby Dick Discussion.

Totally LOVED IT. I’ve been wanted to do a discussion post for weeks but haven’t really figured out the right questions to ask. But recently I can across a reading guide to Moby Dick as well as the book A Lifetime’s Reading and they both gave me a lot of.

Course Hero's expert-written discussion question and answer pairs for Herman Melville's Moby-Dick offer insight and analysis on themes, symbols, characters, and more.

Our Reading Guide for Moby-Dick by Herman Melville includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. What is the literal and symbolic importance of homoeroticism in Moby-Dick. Ishmael and Queequeg are depicted in bed together several times and are frequently described as “married” or “wedded” to each other.

When they wake in the Spouter-Inn, Queequeg has his arms around Ishmael in a seemingly conjugal embrace. In Herman Melville published the story of a whale and the mad man who hunted it. He originally titled it “The Whale”, but later changed the name to “Moby Dick”.

It was a failure and out of print at the time of his death 40 years later. But, then during the 20th century it began to catch it’s fame. Moby Dick famously begins with the narratorial invocation “Call me Ishmael.”. The narrator, like his biblical counterpart, is an outcast.

Ishmael, who turns to the sea for meaning, relays to the audience the final voyage of the Pequod, a whaling vessel. Amid a story of tribulation, beauty, and madness, the reader is introduced to a number of characters, many of whom have names with religious resonance.

Moby-Dick is a vibrantly colored hot air balloon that keeps growing in size as I read it. First, Melville's subject is the sperm whale, the largest creature on earth.

But we don't just learn about the sperm whale but about all whales. Then we learn about whaling and its s: K. The first time I r more I have started reading Moby Dick for the second time. I have a habit of writing the dates I start and end a book on the first page.

The first time I read Moby Dick I started on May 1,and ended it April 5, That's almost two years. My goal, this time, is to finish the book. Moby-Dick is at once a thrilling adventure tale, a timeless allegory, and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict.

At its heart is the powerful, unknowable sea—and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. In time for the th anniversary of author Herman Melville's birth, this graphically arresting, beautifully rendered pop-up retelling of Moby-Dick is a wonder to behold.

Rich linocut artworks portray ten key chronological moments from the story in shadowbox-style pop-ups that reward time spent poring over the details and offer fresh perspectives on the classic/5(2). Search Tips. Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order.

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1) As we know from the beginning chapters of Moby-Dick, Ishmael longs to be on the ocean as it helped him fight the blues that come upon him while on land. As he sets out for Nantucket to find a. Each meeting will feature a lively conversation led by Susan Larsen, a longtime island resident, Melville enthusiast, and Moby-Dick aficionado.

And don’t let the book’s heft put. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

This edition of Moby-Dick, which reproduces the definitive text of the novel, includes invaluable explanatory notes, along with /5(K). Moby-Dick is a vibrantly colored hot air balloon that keeps growing in size as I read it.

First, Melville's subject is the sperm whale, the largest creature on earth. But we don't just learn about the sperm whale but about all whales. Then we learn about whaling and its s: 4K. Join us at the Hoyt library for a discussion of Melville's Classic Moby Dick.

This discussion is in conjunction with the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival' screening of Call Us Ishmael, a Michigan intimate look at the world’s obsession with Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” which many consider the great American novel.

Book Reviews (Classic books offer few, if any, mainstream press reviews Amazon or Barnes & Noble for helpful customer reviews.) The following is excerpted from the "Introduction" to Penguin Classic edition of the longer—and very fine—version, visit the Penguin Group USA website.

Its reputation invariably preceding it, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is a novel like no.The novel Moby Dick is one of the most ambitious in American literature, one which encompasses several genres and styles of writing.

It is a travelogue, a character study and an allegory.Moby-Dick is a vibrantly colored hot air balloon that keeps growing in size as I read it.

First, Melville's subject is the sperm whale, the largest creature on earth. But we don't just learn about the sperm whale but about all whales.

Then we learn about whaling and its nobility.