Publisher description for Moby-Dick, or, The whale / Herman Melville; introduction by Andrew Delbanco ; notes and explanatory commentary by Tom Quirk.


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Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

In part,_Moby-Dick_is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend,_Moby-Dick_is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor,_Moby-Dick_is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

This edition contains the definitive text of_Moby-Dick_based on the Northwestern-Newberry edition. It also features an introduction by Andrew Delbanco and explanatory commentary by Tom Quirk.


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