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Moby Dick
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Published:
Salt Lake City : Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 1991.
Format:
eBook
Physical Desc:
1 online resource : multiple file formats., Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Its famous opening line, Call me Ishmael, dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey. When Melville's father died in 1832, the young man's financial security went too. For a while he turned to school-mastering and clerking, but failed to make a sustainable income. In 1840 he signed up on the whaler, Acushnet, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was just 21. A whaler's life turned out to be both arduous and dangerous, and in 1842, Melville deserted ship. Out of this experience and a wealth of printed sources, Melville crafted his masterpiece.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781470398620 (electronic bk.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 10.3, 42 Points
Lexile measure:
1200
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APA Citation (style guide)

Melville, H. (1991). Moby Dick. Salt Lake City: Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. 1991. Moby Dick. Salt Lake City: Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Melville, Herman, 1819-1891, Moby Dick. Salt Lake City: Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 1991.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick. Salt Lake City: Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 1991. Web.

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