Penguin Readers Level 7 Moby Dick ELT Graded Reader

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? CHAPTER EIGHTEEN 1 How do Fedallah's prophecies come true?

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.

Herman Melville s Moby Dick

2 Small satchel or duffel bag. ... 2 Premonition. 3 That is, wouldwe hadabottle of gin here to share between us. Both Hawthorne enjoyed and Melville their ... 1 A lost letterfrom HawthornetoMelville expressing admiration for Moby Dick.

Author: Michael J. Davey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797299

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.

Moby Dick and the Whaling Industry of the 19th Century

Includes bibliographical references and index . ISBN 0-8239-4505-7 ( library binding ) 1. Melville , Herman , 1819–1891 . Moby Dick . 2. Whaling — New EnglandHistory — 19th century . 3. Sea stories , American History and criticism . 4.

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.

Herman Melville s Moby Dick

Moby Dick. 2. Sea stories, American-History criticism. I. Bloom, Harold. II. Title: Moby-Dick. III. Series PS2384.M62H385 2007 813'.3—dc22 2006031155 Bloom's Literary Criticism books are available at special discounts when purchased in ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791093638

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

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Eleven critical essays examine the symbolism, philosophy, and themes in Moby-Dick.

Heggie and Scheer s Moby Dick

ISBN 978-1-57441-507-0 (cloth : alk. paper) —- ISBN 978-1-57441-520-9 (ebook) 1. Heggie, Iake, 1961- Moby-Dick. 2. Opera--Production and direction--Texas--Dallas. 3. Operas--First performances--TeXas--Dallas. 4.

Author: Robert K. Wallace

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574415077

Category: Music

Page: 224

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"Book describes the world premiere of the American opera based on Melville's novel Moby-Dick, with the same name. Wallace describes the creative process of writing the music and libretto, the rehearsals and stage design, and the opening night in Dallas in May 2010."--ECIP Data View, Summary.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville MAXnotes

What were some of the wild rumors about Moby Dick ? 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 ? 5. Figuratively , what did Ahab ...


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).

Moby Dick

Moby Dick / Herman Melville; adapted and illustrated by Rod Espinosa. p. cm. -- (Graphic classics) ISBN 978-1-60270-051-2 1. Graphic novels. I. Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick. II. Title. PN6727.E86E87 2008 741.5'973--dc22 ...

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617855634

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Call me Ishmael. I have set sail on a whaling ship to try my hand at whaling. But our captain has his own prey. We have been traveling the seas looking for the white whale, Moby Dick, who causes destruction wherever he swims. Will we survive a battle with the great whale? Find out in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Herman Melville's classic by Rod Espinosa. Creator biographies and a glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.

The Representation of Sexuality in Herman Melville s Moby Dick or The Whale

A short statement about sexuality and the role of women in Moby-Dick........................... 2 3. The appearance of sexuality in Moby-Dick. ... 2 3.1 Phallic jokes and sexual imagery.


Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668941955

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 10

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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Würzburg (Neuphilologisches Institut), language: English, abstract: The thesis is about how sexuality is represented in Melville's "Moby-Dick", which is not explicitly stated but rather through sexual puns and imagery. It explains the underlying concept of gender and sexuality that Melville uses in his novel and why he chose these methods to include sexuality in his work.

Moby Dick Or The Whale

‘Call me Ishmael’. So begins Herman Melville’s masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history.

Author: Melville H.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5521060847

Category: Fiction

Page: 573

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‘Call me Ishmael’. So begins Herman Melville’s masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. As Ishmael is drawn into Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest to slay the white whale Moby-Dick, he fi nds himself engaged in a metaphysical struggle between good and evil. More than just a novel of adventure, more than an paean to whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting social commentary, populated by some of the most enduring characters in literature.

Moby Dick 2

The continuing adventures of the crew of the Pequod, written by Artificial Intelligence.

Author: Darla Melville


ISBN: 9781652005452


Page: 536

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The continuing adventures of the crew of the Pequod, written by Artificial Intelligence.

The Errant Art of Moby Dick

ISBN 0-8223-1599-8 ( paper ) 1. Melville , Herman , 1819–1891 . Moby Dick . 2. Politics and literature — United States — History — 20th century . 3. Literature and society — United States — History — 20th century . 4.

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.

Merchant Vessels of the United States


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Why Read Moby Dick

Why read MobyDick? / Nathaniel Philbrick. p. cm. ISBN 9780670022991 (hc.) ISBN 9780143123972 (pbk.) 1. Melville, Herman, 1819–1891. Moby Dick. 2. Sea stories, American—History and criticism. I. Title. PS2384.M62P55 2011 813'.3—dc22 ...

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville’s world and illuminates the book’s humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. “Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…”—New York Times Book Review

Moby Dick and Melville s Anti Slavery Allegory

... and Heimert (1963) had also come to the same conclusion that slavery and the Compromise of 1850 were reflected within Moby-Dick.2 However, they had mostly focused on Ahab as personifying, in order, Garrison, Daniel Webster, ...

Author: Brian R. Pellar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319522671

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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This book unfurls and examines the anti-slavery allegory at the subtextual core of Herman Melville’s famed novel, Moby-Dick. Brian Pellar points to symbols and allusions in the novel such as the albinism of the famed whale, the “Ship of State” motif, Calhoun’s “cords,” the equator, Jonah, Narcissus, St. Paul, and Thomas Hobbe’s Leviathan. The work contextualizes these devices within a historical discussion of the Compromise of 1850 and subsequently strengthened Fugitive Slave Laws. Drawing on a rich variety of sources such as unpublished papers, letters, reviews, and family memorabilia, the chapters discuss the significance of these laws within Melville’s own life. After clarifying the hidden allegory interconnecting black slaves and black whales, this book carefully sheds the layers of a hidden meaning that will be too convincing to ignore for future readings: Moby-Dick is ultimately a novel that is intimately connected with questions of race, slavery, and the state.

Gothick Origins and Innovations

Gothic Possibilities in Moby - Dick BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FISHER IV That Herman Melville turned now and again to the gothic mode ... 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

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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.