Cover of: Moby-Dick (Bantam Classics) | Herman Melville

About the Book

"Command the murderous chalices! Drink ye harpooners! Drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow -- Death to Moby Dick!" So Captain Ahab binds his crew to fulfil his obsession -- the destruction of the great white whale. Under his lordly but maniacal command the Pequod's commercial mission is perverted to one of vengeance. To Ahab, the monster that destroyed his body is not a creature, but the symbol of "some unknown but still reasoning thing." Uncowed by natural disasters, ill omens, even death, Ahab urges his ship towards "the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale." Key letters from Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne are printed at the end of this volume. - Back cover.

First Sentence

CALL me Ishmael.

The Physical Object

Format Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages 670
Dimensions 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.3 inches
Weight 11.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7820445M
Internet Archive mobydickbantamcl00herm
ISBN 10 0553213113
ISBN 13 9780553213119
Library Thing 15540
Goodreads 402777

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