Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.
This edition includes a foreword by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the phenomenal bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, an introduction by Andrew Delbanco, and Notes and Explanatory Commentary by Tom Quirk.
Enriched eBook Features Editor Mary K. Bercaw Edwards provides the following speciallycommissioned features for this Enriched eBook Classic:
* Filmography of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick(1851)
* Nineteenth-Century Reviews
* Suggested Further Reading
* Moby-Dick in Popular Culture
* Melville’s Whaling Years
* Cannibal Talk in Moby-Dick
* Sermons in Moby-Dick
* Enriched eBook Notes
* Illustrationsfor Moby-Dick
The enriched eBook format invites readers to go beyond the pages of these beloved works and gain more insight into the life and times of an author and the period in which the book was originally written for a rich reading experience.