Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Moby Dick (Collins Classics) is based on the life experiences of Herman Melville, that he had while whaling. The book is largely based on his sea-life incidents. The story is about Captain Ahab who sets out in search of Moby Dick, a white whale which injured him on his earlier voyage, leaving him handicapped.
His mission to go on this voyage is to seek vengeance from Moby Dick. He wants to kill it. His crew is supporting him. They are after the whale to extract the whale oil. This adventurer’s tale will make you ponder over the questions of good and evil, justice and vengeance, and life and death.
Moby Dick describes in detail the journey of this man right till the climax. It also talks about the past voyage where the captain was injured, how he thought of taking revenge and what he plans to do further. The book also describes the anatomy of the whale, the whaler’s life and his hardships.
Moby Dick (Collins Classics) was published in 2013 by William Collins. It is available in paperback.
- The book did not gain any success during the author’s lifetime, but it rose to fame during the 20th century.
- It includes illustrations and maps for visual appeal.
- It was given a lot of appreciation and was even complimented as the greatest book of the sea ever written by renowned novelist and poet, D H Lawrence.
- Today it is considered a great American novel about American romanticism, and is a classic in American Literature.
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