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    Moby-Dick, also known as The Whale, is a novel first published in 1851 by American author Herman Melville. Moby-Dick is widely considered to be a Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge.

    In Moby-Dick, Melville employs stylized language, symbolism, and metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the main character's journey, the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of gods are all examined as Ishmael speculates upon his personal beliefs and his place in the universe. The narrator's reflections, along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship, are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices such as stage directions, extended soliloquies, and asides. The book portrays insecurity that is still seen today when it comes to non-human beings along with the belief that these beings understand and act like humans. The story is based on the actual events around the whaleship Essex, which was attacked by a sperm whale while at sea and sank.

    Moby-Dick has been classified as American Romanticism. It was first published by Richard Bentley in London on October 18, 1851, in an expurgated three-volume edition titled The Whale, and weeks later as a single volume, by New York City publisher Harper and Brothers as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale on November 14, 1851. Although the book initially received mixed reviews, Moby-Dick is now considered part of the Western canon.

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    Ayaz Nath

    by Ayaz Nath

    Oct 05, 2015  |  "Poor"

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    Holly Lindsey

    by Holly Lindsey

    Apr 25, 2015  |  "Poor"

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    Dragan Travica

    by Dragan Travica

    Nov 27, 2014  |  "Poor"

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    Nekolani Penermon

    by Nekolani Penermon

    Aug 24, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    Ahab the caption tries to get moby but the second he dies moby does

    Benjamin Valdivia

    by Benjamin Valdivia

    Mar 31, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    A big whale that a Man trys to get but never dose

    Andrew Severson

    by Andrew Severson

    Mar 01, 2014  |  "OK"

    I open it then it closes like nothing happened. I'm on a Samsung galaxy tab 3