Moby Dick o la Ballena

Concebida por Herman Melville como respuesta norteamericana a la gran literatura europea de finales del siglo XVIII y principios del XIX, Moby-Dick recoge la tradición romántica y gótica dando forma a un épico poema que ha llegado a ...

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Ediciones AKAL

ISBN: 8446037068

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 752

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«Llamadme Ismael.» Muy pocos personajes literarios hay hoy tan conocidos como la ballena blanca, o Ismael o el capitán Ajab, y probablemente no haya un inicio de novela tan famoso como el de Moby-Dick. Concebida por Herman Melville como respuesta norteamericana a la gran literatura europea de finales del siglo XVIII y principios del XIX, Moby-Dick recoge la tradición romántica y gótica dando forma a un épico poema que ha llegado a ocupar en Estados Unidos el puesto de gran novela nacional y a ser considerada como la gran epopeya en prosa del mundo occidental contemporáneo.

Moby Dick

Der Roman Moby Dick erschien 1851 zeitgleich in London und New York. Herman Melville erzählt darin von der schicksalhaften Fahrt des Walfangschiffes Pequod und dessen Jagd auf den weißen Pottwal Moby Dick.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3751907513

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Der Roman Moby Dick erschien 1851 zeitgleich in London und New York. Herman Melville erzählt darin von der schicksalhaften Fahrt des Walfangschiffes Pequod und dessen Jagd auf den weißen Pottwal Moby Dick. Der Kapitän des Schiffes hat durch den Wal ein Bein verloren. Daher jagt Kapitän Ahab das Tier erbarmungslos.

Moby Dick

' A young seaman joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod, let by the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick in this children's version of Melville's Moby Dick.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260087

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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'Command the murderous chalices!...Drink ye harpooners! drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow - Death to Moby Dick!'

Moby Dick

The work first appeared as The Whale in London in October 1851, and then under its definitive title Moby-Dick in New York in November. The whale, however, appears in both the London and New York editions as "Moby Dick," with no hyphen.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781503280786

Category: Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)

Page: 378

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation grew immensely during the twentieth century. D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world," and "the greatest book of the sea ever written." Moby-Dick is considered a Great American Novel and an outstanding work of the Romantic period in America and the American Renaissance. "Call me Ishmael" is one of world literature's most famous opening sentences.The product of a year and a half of writing, the book is dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne, "in token of my admiration for his genius," and draws on Melville's experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, and on literary inspirations such as Shakespeare and the Bible. The detailed and realistic descriptions of whale hunting and of extracting whale oil, as well as life aboard ship among a culturally diverse crew, are mixed with exploration of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God. In addition to narrative prose, Melville uses styles and literary devices ranging from songs, poetry and catalogs to Shakespearean stage directions, soliloquies and asides.The author changed the title at the very last moment in September 1851. The work first appeared as The Whale in London in October 1851, and then under its definitive title Moby-Dick in New York in November. The whale, however, appears in both the London and New York editions as "Moby Dick," with no hyphen. The British edition of five hundred copies was not reprinted during the author's life, the American of almost three thousand was reprinted three times at approximately 250 copies, the last reprinting in 1871. These figures are exaggerated because three hundred copies were destroyed in a fire at Harper's; only 3,200 copies were actually sold during the author's life.

Moby Dick

This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191572487

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. The tale of Captain Ahab's frantic pursuit of the cunning and notorious white whale Moby Dick, is packed with drama, and draws heavily on the author's own experiences on the high seas. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discussed the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Moby Dick

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435758978

Category: Fiction

Page: 664

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Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Often considered the embodiment of American Romanticism, Moby-Dick was first published by Richard Bentley in London on October 18, 1851 in an expurgated three-volume edition titled The Whale, and later as one massive volume, by New York City publisher Harper and Brothers as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale on November 14, 1851. This a photo-mechanical reprint of that edition. The first line of Chapter One-"Call me Ishmael."-is one of the most famous in literature. Although the book initially received mixed reviews, Moby-Dick is now considered one of the greatest novels in the English language and has secured Melville's place among America's greatest writers.

Moby Dick

A distinguished writer has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a chronology of the author's life an essay on the text, and notes.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101666331

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Moby-Dick is one of the great epics in all of literature. Captain Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's meditations on whales and whaling, on the sublime indifference of nature, and on the grimy physical details of the extraction of oil provide a reflective counterpoint to the headlong idolatrous quest. Sometimes read as a terrifying study of monomania or as a critical inquiry into the effects of reducing life to symbols, Moby-Dick also offers colorful and often comic glimpses of life aboard a whaling ship. For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome paperback books. A distinguished writer has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a chronology of the author's life an essay on the text, and notes.


Moby Dick

Every reader knows the obsessive story of Captain Ahab and the famous white whale. Moby Dick is the great American novel, a monument of literature.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 9781681778488

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Perhaps the greatest of all American novels, Moby Dick is newly presented with sixty inspiring full-page illustrations that bring fresh life and emotional depth to this classic of literature. Every reader knows the obsessive story of Captain Ahab and the famous white whale. Moby Dick is the great American novel, a monument of literature. Based on the events depicted in the “Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex” and the legend of “Mocha Dick," it is the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage aboard the whaling ship the Pequod. Commanded by the obsessed Captain Ahab, a man who is hell-bent on revenge against a white whale of incredible ferocity, the Pequod and its crew are tasked with this singular goal, whatever the emotional or human cost. It is a novel rich with symbolism and complex themes. But this mythical adventure has never been portrayed in such a powerful way and with such striking illustrations, presenting a new perspective on this cornerstone of American literature. It marks a wonderful entry point for new readers to discover Melville's universe—and a beautiful edition for the countless dedicated readers of this unique novel.


Moby Dick Graphic Novel

Captain Ahab strikes out on a voyage, obsessively seeking revenge on the great white whale that took his leg. This hardcover edition collects both of the Vents d'Ouest volumes, printed in English for the first time.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630087432

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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A masterful adaptation of the timeless literary classic, faithfully and beautifully rendered by an award-winning artist. In striking black-and-white illustrations, Chabouté retells the story of the Great American Novel. Captain Ahab strikes out on a voyage, obsessively seeking revenge on the great white whale that took his leg. This hardcover edition collects both of the Vents d'Ouest volumes, printed in English for the first time.

Moby Dick

The icy waters of the northern seas hide a creature that is already a legend among all seafarers. The fearsome white leviathan, the chimera of all whalers, Moby Dick.

Author: David Rodriguez

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1496555791

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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The icy waters of the northern seas hide a creature that is already a legend among all seafarers. The fearsome white leviathan, the chimera of all whalers, Moby Dick. The young Ishmael, along with his faithful friend Queequeg, will board the Pequod, to satisfy their craving for adventure. But soon, he will discover that his work goes beyond whaling, and that the whole crew is at the mercy of the mysterious Captain Ahab's thirst for revenge.


Moby Dick Herman Melville Stage 3

Full of strange wisdom and wild digressive energy, it’s a singular literary performance universally regarded as one of the great American novels.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Maviçatı Yayınları

ISBN: 6052944269

Category: Fiction

Page: 62

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Ignoring prophecies of doom, the seafarer Ishmael joins the crew of a whaling expedition that is an obsession for the ship’s captain, Ahab. Once maimed by the White Whale, Moby Dick, Ahab has set out on a voyage of revenge. With godlike ferocity, he surges into dangerous waters-immune to the madness of his vision, refusing to be bested by the forces of nature.
An exhilarating whaling yarn, an apocalyptic theodicy, a tragic confessional, and a profound allegory, Moby Dick encompasses all that it means to be human-from the physical and metaphysical to the spiritual and emotional. Full of strange wisdom and wild digressive energy, it’s a singular literary performance universally regarded as one of the great American novels.

The Errant Art of Moby Dick

As such, this work is a major intervention in Melville studies, American literature studies, and the culture of criticism generally."--Daniel O'Hara, Temple University

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.

Moby Dick

In Melville's classic tale of revenge, Ishmael tells his story of becoming a whaler on the "Pequod."

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781598530858

Category: Fiction

Page: 660

View: 859

In Melville's classic tale of revenge, Ishmael tells his story of becoming a whaler on the "Pequod."

Moby dick Ya leo a

Con esta colección, los más pequeños de la casa podrán acercarse a los grandes clásicos gracias a los divertidos e ingeniosos textos rimados y podrán disfrutar y descubrir las tramas adaptadas y los personajes más importantes de la ...

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788418008412

Category:

Page: 24

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Con esta colección, los más pequeños de la casa podrán acercarse a los grandes clásicos gracias a los divertidos e ingeniosos textos rimados y podrán disfrutar y descubrir las tramas adaptadas y los personajes más importantes de la historia de la literatura universal. Los libros están pensados para que los niños no lectores puedan disfrutarlos a solas, mirando las llamativas y coloridas ilustraciones, o bien para compartirlos con un adulto encargado de la lectura.

Moby Dick

La Sorcière a décidé d'envoyer les Trois Petites Sœurs au cœur de l'histoire de Moby Dick.

Author: Amèlia López

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782012242302

Category:

Page: 24

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La Sorcière a décidé d'envoyer les Trois Petites Sœurs au cœur de l'histoire de Moby Dick. Espiègles et curieuses, ces petites filles d'aujourd'hui ne s'arrêtent devant aucun danger pour empêcher le capitaine Achab de capturer la baleine qui a donné son nom à ce roman célèbre.

Moby Dick

La poursuite forcenée de la baleine blanche par le capitaine Achab, habitué de la "lutte cosmique en mer", et dont le bateau sombrera.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 741

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La poursuite forcenée de la baleine blanche par le capitaine Achab, habitué de la "lutte cosmique en mer", et dont le bateau sombrera.

Moby Dick

Herman Melville. - . . . - - - - - - The Young Collector ' s Illustrated Classics Moby Dick By.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Kidsbooks

ISBN: 9781561563081

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 184

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