Moby Dick

The story is woven in complex, lyrical language and uses many theatrical forms, such as stage direction and soliloquy. It is considered the exemplar of American Romanticism, and one of the greatest American novels of all time.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775411923

Category: Fiction

Page: 1077

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The itinerant sailor Ishmael begins a voyage on the whaling ship Pequod whose captain, Ahab, wishes to exact revenge upon the whale Moby-Dick, who destroyed his last ship and took his leg. As they search for the savage white whale, Ishmael questions all aspects of life. The story is woven in complex, lyrical language and uses many theatrical forms, such as stage direction and soliloquy. It is considered the exemplar of American Romanticism, and one of the greatest American novels of all time.

The Condensed Moby Dick

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ISBN: 9781320815338



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Penguin Readers Level 7 Moby Dick ELT Graded Reader

2 Who asks, “Is your captain crazy?”, and why? ... CHAPTERS SIXTEEN AND
SEVENTEEN 1 What happens to Ahab during the first day of hunting Moby Dick?
2 What does Moby Dick do to the whaleboats on the second day of the hunt?

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024149107X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. Each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. The eBook edition does not include access to additional online resources. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. When the young sailor "Ishmael" decides to sail on the Pequod with the mysterious Captain Ahab, he has no idea about Ahab's plans to get revenge on the great white whale Moby Dick. Ahab wants to find and kill the whale at any cost - even if it means losing his ship and his crew.

Moby Dick and the Whaling Industry of the 19th Century

Unless otherwise attributed , all quotes in this book are excerpted from Moby Dick
. Library of Congress ... Moby Dick . 2. Whaling - New England History — 19th
century . 3. Sea stories , American History and criticism . 4. Whaling in literature .

Author: Graham Faiella

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823945054

Category: History

Page: 64

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Traces the process and influences behind the writing of Herman Melville's novel, "Moby Dick," which was published in the 1850s and based on the author's own experience at sea.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville MAXnotes

It also suggests the futility of striking out against Moby Dick and what he
symbolizes . ... 2. Why were Moby Dick's “ retreats ” feared more than anything ?
3. With what did Ahab attack Moby Dick ? 4. How is Moby Dick's deformed jaw
shaped ?


Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738671949

Category: Study Aids


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MAXnotes. . . - offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature - present material in an interesting, lively fashion - are written by literary experts who currently teach the subjects - are designed to stimulate independent thinking by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions - enhance understanding and enjoyment of the work - cover what one must know about each work - include an overall summary, character lists, explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, biography of the author - each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed and includes study questions and answers - feature illustrations conveying the period and mood of the work Each MAXnotes measures 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" (13.3 cm x 21 cm).

Merchant Vessels of the United States


Author: United States. Coast Guard





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Travel Adventure The Travels of Marco Polo Moby Dick Gulliver s Travels

THIS ...


Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836879308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 152

Presents graphic adaptations of "The Travels of Marco Polo," "Moby Dick," and "Gulliver's Travels."

Gothick Origins and Innovations

Gothic Possibilities in Moby - Dick BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FISHER IV That
Herman Melville turned now and again to the gothic ... The same Chorley , in his
notice of Moby - Dick , 2 remarked that Chapter 42 , ' The Whiteness of the Whale

Author: Allan Lloyd Smith

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051836363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 321

Gothic: Origins and Innovations brings together nineteen papers from an international group of scholars currently researching in the field of the Gothic which take a fresh, contemporary look at the tradition from its eighteenth-century inception to the twentieth century. Topics and authors include the current usage and definition of the term 'Gothic'; the eighteenth-century rise of the genre; the Sublime; Victorian sensation fiction, and authors such as Coleridge, Mary Shelly, Maturin, LeFanu, Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, John Neale, Jack London, Herman Melville, Dickens, Henry James and the movie version of his Turn of the Screw, The Innocents. This wide-ranging set of discussions brings to the subject a new set of perspectives, revising standard accounts of the origins of the genre and extending the historical and cultural contexts into which traditional literary history has tended to confine the subject. Framed by a lively and challenging introduction, the collection brings to bear a full range of contemporary critical instruments, approaches, and interdisciplinary languages, ranging from the new vocabularies of the socio-cultural to the latest debates in the psychoanalytic field. It provides a stimulating introduction to recent thinking about the Gothic.

A Concordance to Herman Melville s Moby Dick

... Missouri ( 2 ) mist ( 11 ) mistake ( 6 ) mistakes ( 1 ) mistiness ( 1 ) mistress ( 2 )
mists ( 2 ) mite ( 1 ) mittens ( 1 ) mizen ( 1 ) mizen - mast - head ( 1 ) mizentop ( 1 )
mizzen ( 1 ) moaning ( 1 ) mob ( 4 ) Moby Dick ( 80 ) Moby Dick's ( 2 ) moccasin ...

Author: Eugene F. Irey



Category: Sea stories, American

Page: 2005

View: 710

Stylistics and Shakespeare s Language

Name Includes 40,000 words each from Tokens Types NW 1/2 tokens ... Popula-
tion, 40k words 40,000 7,067 147 177,275 Elliott & Shakespeare Book 40,000
5,810 102 99,984 Valenza 40k words Melville Moby Dick Last 40k words 40,000

Author: Mireille Ravassat

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441184279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This innovative volume testifies to the current revived interest in Shakespeare's language and style and opens up new and captivating vistas of investigation. Transcending old boundaries between literary and linguistic studies, this engaging collaborative book comes up with an original array of theoretical approaches and new findings. The chapters in the collection capture a rich diversity of points of view and cover such fields as lexicography, versification, dramaturgy, rhetorical analyses, cognitive and computational corpus-based stylistic studies, offering a holistic vision of Shakespeare's uses of language. The perspective is deliberately broad, confronting ideas and visions at the intersection of various techniques of textual investigation. Such novel explorations of Shakespeare's multifarious artistry and amazing inventiveness in his use of language will cater for a broad range of readers, from undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and researchers, to poetry and theatre lovers alike.

Reading in a Participatory Culture

the first two units ofthe TSG (Motivesfor Reading and Appropriation and Remixing
). In response to requests from those students to take another course like it in the
second semester, Becky designed a new course, Moby-Dick 2, drawing on the ...

Author: Henry Jenkins

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771252

Category: Education

Page: 221

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Building on the groundbreaking research of the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning initiative, this book crosses the divide between digital literacies and traditional print culture to engage a generation of students who can read with a book in one hand and a mouse in the other. Reading in a Participatory Culture tells the story of an innovative experiment that brought together playwright and director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Melville scholar Wyn Kelley, and new media scholar Henry Jenkins to develop an exciting new curriculum to reshape the middle- and high-school English language arts classroom. This book offers highlights from the resources developed for teaching Herman Melvilles Moby-Dick and outlines basic principles of design, implementation, and assessment that can be applied to any text.

Moby Dick

A literary classic that wasn't recognized for its merits until decades after its publication, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick tells the tale of a whaling ship and its crew, who are carried progressively further out to sea by the fiery Captain ...

Author: Herman Melville



Category: Adventure stories

Page: 545

View: 987

A literary classic that wasn't recognized for its merits until decades after its publication, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick tells the tale of a whaling ship and its crew, who are carried progressively further out to sea by the fiery Captain Ahab. Obsessed with killing the massive whale, which had previously bitten off Ahab's leg, the seasoned seafarer steers his ship to confront the creature, while the rest of the shipmates, including the young narrator, Ishmael, and the harpoon expert, Queequeg, must contend with their increasingly dire journey. The book invariably lands on any short list of the greatest American novels.

Critical Essays on Herman Melville s Moby Dick

... 1850 (Harrison Hayford, “Two New Letters of Herman Melville,” Journal of
English Literary History, XI [March, 1944], 76–83; p. 79). 2. Moby-Dick, II, 184. 3.
John Erskine, The Delight of Great Books (Indianapolis, 1928), pp. 230, 223. 4.
Sealts ...

Author: Brian Higgins

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 570

View: 99

This volume in the distinguished series contains both a sizable gathering of early reviews and a broad selection of more modern scholarship as well. Among the authors of reprinted articles are Virginia Woolf, Carl Van Doren, Van Wyck Brooks, D.H. Lawrence, and Leon Howard. In addition to a substantial introduction, there are also three newly commissioned essays--by John Wenke, David S. Reynolds, and Hershel Parker. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Moby Dick

Moby. Dick. was. now. chasing. him ? 2 . Why. had Moby Dick traveled more
slowly this night than on the night before ? 3 . Why was the ship now turned
around ? 4 . Why did sharks crowd around Ahab ' s boat as this boat pulled away
from the ...

Author: Robert J. Dixson





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Herman Melville s Moby Dick

Trace on the map Ahab's intended voyage before meeting Moby-Dick. 2. What
two unusual events occurred in the Straits of Sunda? 3. Ishmael holds "there is
no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of

Author: Hans Walter Gottschalk



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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The Errant Art of Moby Dick

problematic derives from Louis Althusser and , except for the tendency to
minimize agency , is intended to convey precisely the meaning he gives it in
order to foreground ...

Author: William V. Spanos

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822315995

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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In The Errant Art of "Moby-Dick," one of America’s most distinguished critics reexamines Melville’s monumental novel and turns the occasion into a meditation on the history and implications of canon formation. In Moby-Dick—a work virtually ignored and discredited at the time of its publication—William V. Spanos uncovers a text remarkably suited as a foundation for a "New Americanist" critique of the ideology based on Puritan origins that was codified in the canon established by "Old Americanist" critics from F. O. Matthiessen to Lionel Trilling. But Spanos also shows, with the novel still as his focus, the limitations of this "New Americanist" discourse and its failure to escape the totalizing imperial perspective it finds in its predecessor. Combining Heideggerian ontology with a sociopolitical perspective derived primarily from Foucault, the reading of Moby-Dick that forms the center of this book demonstrates that the traditional identification of Melville’s novel as a "romance" renders it complicitous in the discourse of the Cold War. At the same time, Spanos shows how New Americanist criticism overlooks the degree to which Moby-Dick anticipates not only America’s self-representation as the savior of the world against communism, but also the emergent postmodern and anti-imperial discourse deployed against such an image. Spanos’s critique reveals the extraordinary relevance of Melville’s novel as a post-Cold War text, foreshadowing not only the self-destructive end of the historical formation of the American cultural identity in the genocidal assault on Vietnam, but also the reactionary labeling of the current era as "the end of history." This provocative and challenging study presents not only a new view of the development of literary history in the United States, but a devastating critique of the genealogy of ideology in the American cultural establishment.

Herman Melville s Moby Dick

In Genesis I6: I 2 he is described as follows: “he will be a wild man: his hand will
be against every man.and every man's hand against him:and he shall dwell in
the presence of all his brethren.“ Yet Ishmael is merely a name Moby-Dick's ...

Author: Michael J. Davey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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No book is more central to the study of nineteenth-century American literature than Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; or The Whale. First published it 1851, it still speaks powerfully to readers today. Combining reprinted documents with clear introductions for student readers, this volume examines the contexts of and critical responses to Melville's work. It draws together: *an introduction to the contexts in which Melville was writing and relevant contextual documents, including letters *chronology of key facts and dates *critical history and extracts from early reviews and modern criticism *fully annotated key passages from the novel *a list of biblical allusions *an annotated guide to further reading. Extensive cross-references link contextual information, critical materials and passages from the novel providing a wide-ranging view of the work and ensuring a successful and enjoyable encounter with the world of Moby-Dick.

Dive Deeper

ISBN 978-0-19-985573-5 (cloth : alk. paper)—ISBN 978-0-19985575-9 (pbk. : alk
. paper) For great friends and scholars: Casey Blake Jim Hoopes Nelson. 1.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick. 2. Sea stories, American—History and

Author: George Cotkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019998672X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 808

Herman Melville's epic tale of obsession has all the ingredients of a first rate drama--fascinating characters in solitude and society, battles between good and evil, a thrilling chase to the death--and yet its allusions, digressions, and sheer scope can prove daunting to even the most intrepid reader. George Cotkin's Dive Deeper provides both a guide to the novel and a record of its dazzling cultural train. It supplies easy-to-follow plot points for each of the novel's 135 sections before taking up a salient phrase, image, or idea in each for further exploration. Through these forays, Cotkin traces the astonishing reach of the novel, sighting the White Whale in mainstream and obscure subcultures alike, from impressionist painting circles to political terrorist cells. In a lively and engaging style, Dive Deeper immerses us into the depths of Melville's influence on the literature, film, and art of our modern world. Cotkin's playful wit and critical precision stretch from Camus to Led Zeppelin, from Emerson to Bob Dylan, and bring to life the terrors and wonders of what is arguably America's greatest novel.