In search of Moby Dick quest for the white whale by Timothy Severin

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Published by Basic Books in New York .

Written in English

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  • Oceania


  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891,
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Knowledge -- Whales,
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Travel -- Oceania,
  • Novelists, American -- 19th century -- Biography,
  • Sea stories, American -- History and criticism,
  • Whaling in literature,
  • Whales in literature,
  • Albinos and albinism,
  • Setting (Literature),
  • Oceania -- Description and travel,
  • Oceania -- In literature

Edition Notes

Originally published: London : Little, Brown, 1999.

Book details

StatementTim Severin.
LC ClassificationsPS2384.M62 S38 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6780247M
ISBN 100465076963
LC Control Number00025930

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To find out, the acclaimed adventure writer and explorer Tim Severin set off to the islands of the South Pacific in search of one of our most iconic modern myths. From Herman Melville's classic novel Moby-Dick immortalized the idea of a mammoth sperm whale roaming the seas /5. In Search of Moby Dick ‘Behind the harpooner his assistant stood up, gesturing with hand signals to the steersman to keep him on course.

The paddlers were howling and roaring and chanting the stroke’ Written by: Tim Severin. 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/5().

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Teeming with ideas and imagery, and with its extraordinary intensity sustained by mischievous irony and moments of exquisite beauty, Moby-Dick is both a great American epic and a profoundly imaginative literary creation.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers/5(K). Moby Dick, novel () by Herman Melville detailing the voyage of the Pequod, a whaling vessel whose captain is intent on finding the white sperm whale Moby Dick.

The novel was not well received at first but is now widely regarded as Melville’s magnum opus and one of the greatest novels in American literature. A literary classic that wasn't recognized for its merits until decades after its publication, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick tells the tale of a whaling ship and its crew, who are carried progressively further out to sea by the fiery Captain Ahab.

Obsessed with killing the massive whale, which had previously bitten off Ahab's leg, the seasoned seafarer steers his ship to confront the creature 4/5(). You may think that you know the story of Moby Dick, but until you have read this book, you cannot understand its power.

The power comes from the rich descriptions of whalers, those who worked the ships, the history of whaling, the knowledge of whales, and how in the 19th century they were so crudely hunted and butchered on the open seas.

Tim Severin's forthcoming book, In Search of Moby Dick, explores the existence of a white whale from both an historical and a modern perspective. As Howard Schliemann searched for the gates of Troy by following Homer's writings, Severin retraces the voyage of the Pequod as well as Melville's travels through the south Pacific to get to the roots of the story.

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Moby Dick – a great white sperm whale. He is the nemesis of Captain Ahab. Being intelligent, resourceful, and without a conscience makes Moby Dick is the perfect villain for a story. Although, Ishmael often likens him to God and all His mysteries, Ahab sees him as the devil. Moby Dick has spread destruction in his wake.

Moby Dick; Or, The Whale Note: See also Etext #, Etext #15, and a computer-generated audio file, Etext # Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Whaling -- Fiction Subject: Sea stories Subject: Psychological fiction Subject: Ship captains -- Fiction Subject: Adventure.

Tim Severin has made a career of replicating historic vessels, using them to trace the supposed routes of their historic sailors, and then writing about the results. In _In Search of Moby Dick: The Quest for the White Whale_ (Basic Books), he does not plunder Melville's great work, but actually expands it/5.

Moby Dick is the great white whale in the novel by Herman Melville. So, Moby Dick is a character in a book.

Ahab finally sights Moby Dick. The harpoon boats are launched, and Moby Dick attacks Ahab’s harpoon boat, destroying it. The next day, Moby Dick is sighted again, and the boats are lowered once more.

The whale is harpooned, but Moby Dick again attacks Ahab’s boat. Fedallah, trapped in the harpoon line, is dragged overboard to his : Herman Melville. Its tale of perverted nature and overweening ambition fed into Moby-Dick. The first version of the book was published in Britain inentitled The Whale.

It came out in the US later that year Author: Philip Hoare. In search of ‘Moby-Dick’ off the coast of Long Beach The Los Angeles Public Library’s “Moby-Dick” celebration is illustrated by artwork by Raymond Pettibon: “No Title (His.

The author in the Azores, among friends. For years, “Moby-Dick” defeated me. I think I was put off the book when, as a child, I watched the John Huston film on our tiny black-and-white Author: Philip Hoare.

"Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville is one of the most famous and most intimidating novels ever written. Still frequently assigned reading in school, "Moby-Dick" is a polarizing novel for many reasons: Its huge vocabulary, usually requiring at least a few trips to your dictionary; its obsession with 19th-century whaling life, technology, and jargon; the variety of literary techniques used by.

Search. The Library of Congress > > Classic Books > “Moby Dick” “Moby Dick” Back. Read this book now “Moby Dick”. He wrote admiringly of “Moby-Dick,” but the book wasn’t as well regarded as it has become in the years since. It sold poorly during Melville's lifetime. Twain would’ve been a teenager when the book was published.

His “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” short story was published in14 years after “Moby-Dick.”. In Search of Lost Time: 4, pages—aaagh!War and Peace: hundreds of Russian names!Moby-Dick: guy obsessed with a whale—so Man Without Qualities: another looming literary Everest.

But as our four impassioned guides will tell you, these books aren't just monumental, they're monumentally good. Ishmael describes Ahab’s attempts to locate Moby Dick. Ahab believes that he can predict where the whale will be by tracing currents that the whale might follow in search of food.

He is also aware that Moby Dick has been known to show up in a certain place at the same time every year. The Rachel has also seen Moby Dick. As a result, one of its open boats is missing; the captain's son is aboard.

The captain of the Rachel begs Ahab to aid in the search, but the Pequod's captain is resolute. He is very near the White Whale now and will not stop to help.

Ahab is the first to spot Moby Dick. Moby Dick is open to huge amounts of interpretations, that's why it is such an important and widely used book in introducing the concept of allegory. You know you could even interpret the Ahab/Moby relationship as an allegory to the Gold Rush that just so.

Moby Dick – The great white sperm whale. Moby Dick, also referred to as the White Whale, is an infamous and dangerous threat to seamen, considered by Ahab the incarnation of evil and a fated an in-depth analysis of Moby Dick.

Starbuck – The first mate of the Pequod. Starbuck questions Ahab’s judgment, first in private and. 21 Responses to “Book Review: Moby Dick”. Ian Stoba J at am. Permalink. I had Moby Dick assigned in a high school English class and never made it past the first chapter or two.

I’m reading it now as an adult (I’m about 80%. In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale by Timothy Severin. Little Brown Uk. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.

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Reading on different devices Desktops (Windows & Mac) PDF eBooks include the most elegant usage of typography and are ready to view in any PDF reader. Frank Muller is for me the king of narrators, and he deftly brings each of the characters in Melville's masterpiece to life,as a result i now consider Moby Dick to be the best book i've ever 'read', and by a nautical mile the best audiobook i've ever listened to.

Essential. 6 people found this helpful. “A new work by Herman Melville, entitled Moby Dick; or, the Whale, has just been issued by Harper and Brothers, which, in point of richness and variety of incident, originality of conception, and splendor of description, surpasses any of the former productions of this highly successful author [T]he author has contrasted a romance, a Author: Book Marks.

Moby Dick was a commercial failure when it was first published inbut during the 20th century, the book’s reputation grew and grew. The novel features a memorable cast of characters, in particular the ivory-legged Captain Ahab, who lost a limb to the gargantuan white whale named Moby Dick/5(K).

Reader Judy also asked about that chapter, noting that the story of Jonah comprises just four books in The Bible, about pages, yet as framed by Father Mapple in “Moby-Dick” that story yields “The Sermon,” which is one of the longer chapters we’ve encountered in the book so far.

After hundreds of pages of adventures and lengthy tangents, the crew finds Moby Dick in the Pacific. The whale defies its harpooners and rams into the Pequod, sinking it. In July ofa year-old novelist named Herman Melville had high hopes for his new novel, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, despite the book’s mixed Author: Gilbert King.

The novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville is an epic tale of the voyage of the whaling ship the Pequod and its captain, Ahab, who relentlessly pursues the great Sperm Whale (the title character) during a journey around the world.

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I liked it very much - lots of endnotes and a few useful appendixes, plus a good introduction, although of course very spoilery - like most introductions to classic works, the .

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