Moby Dick: Or The Whale (Modern Library)
- Publish Date: 1992-09-05
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Herman Melville
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent Nominated as one of Americas best-loved novels by PBSsThe Great American Read
First published in 1851, Herman Melvilles masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwicks words, the greatest novel in American literature. The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale remains a peerless adventure story but one full of mythic grandeur, poetic majesty, and symbolic power. Filtered through the consciousness of the novels narrator, Ishmael,Moby-Dickdraws us into a universe full of fascinating characters and stories, from the noble cannibal Queequeg to the natural history of whales, while reaching existential depths that excite debate and contemplation to this day.