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Herman Melville : Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick (Library by Herman Melville, George Thomas Tanselle

By Herman Melville, George Thomas Tanselle

"Moby-Dick," Melville's masterpiece, is without doubt one of the nice epics in all of literature. Ahab's idolatrous hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a constant speed, whereas Ishmael's meditations on whales and whaling, the elegant indifference of nature, and the dirty actual information of whale-oil extraction offer a reflective counterpoint. occasionally learn as a terrifying research of monomania or as a serious inquiry into the sinister results of decreasing existence to symbols, "Moby-Dick" additionally deals colourful and comedian glimpses of existence aboard a whaling send. This moment quantity of Melville's whole prose within the Library of the USA additionally comprises different tales of the ocean: "Redburn," which relates a tender man's initiation into the sailor's existence, and "White-Jacket," a semi-autobiographical account of studies within the U.S. army. All 3 are awarded within the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry texts.

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At this he laughed out with a great guffaw, and said there must be hay-seed in my hair. This made me mad; but thinking he must be one of the sailors who was going in the ship, I thought it wouldn't be wise to make an enemy of him, so only asked him where the men slept in the vessel, for I wanted to put my clothes away. " said he. "Here in my bundle," said I, holding it up. "Well if that's all you've got," he cried, "you'd better chuck it overboard. " And with that he directed me to a sort of hole in the deck in the bow of the ship; but looking down, and seeing how dark it was, I asked him for a light.

Y. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced commercially by offset-lithographic or equivalent copying devices without the permission of the publisher. 48-1984. Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Books USA Inc and in Canada by Penguin Books Canada Ltd. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 82-18677 For Cataloging in Publication Data, see end of Notes section. ISBN: 0-940450-09-7 Ninth Printing The Library of America9 Manufactured in the United States of America Page v G.

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