Publisher description for Moby-Dick / Herman Melville.


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". . . the greatest of American novels."--The Atlantic Monthly
A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling maritime adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and vengeful sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him and came to dominate his life. But more than just the tale of a hair-raising voyage, Melville's riveting story passionately probes the human soul. A literary classic first published in 1851, Moby-Dick remains among the most highly acclaimed novels of the sea and a powerful account of the ultimate human struggle.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Whaling ships -- Fiction.
Ship captains -- Fiction.
Mentally ill -- Fiction.
Whaling -- Fiction.
Whales -- Fiction.