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WORDSWORTH EDITIONS LTD 1 9781853260087

MOBY-DICK OR THE WHALE

Autor: HERMAN MELVILLE

Editorial: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS LTD

9781853260087

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY DAVID HERD. LECTURER IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY MOBY-DICK IS THE STORY OF CAPTAIN AHAB S QUEST TO AVENGE THE WHALE THAT REAPED HIS LEG. THE QUEST IS AN OBSESSION AND THE NOVEL IS A DIABOLICAL STUDY OF HOW A MAN BECOMES A FANATIC. BUT IT IS ALSO A HYMN TO DEMOCRACY. BENT AS THE CREW IS ON AHAB S APPALLING CRUSADE, IT IS EQUALLY THE IMAGE OF A CO-OPERATIVE COMMUNITY AT WORK: ALL HANDS DEPENDENT ON ALL HANDS, EACH INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY OF EACH. AMONG THE CREW IS ISHMAEL, THE NOVEL S NARRATOR, ORDINARY SAILOR, AND EXTRAORDINARY READER. DIGRESSIVE, ALLUSIVE, VULGAR, TRANSCENDENT, THE STORY ISHMAEL TELLS IS ABOVE ALL AN EDUCATION: IN THE PRACTICE OF WHALING, IN THE ART OF WRITING.
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With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd. Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury Moby-Dick is the story of Captain Ahab s quest to avenge the whale that reaped his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew ... Ver más
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Nombre MOBY-DICK OR THE WHALE
No. Ref. (SKU) 9781853260087
Editorial WORDSWORTH EDITIONS LTD
Género N/A
Autor HERMAN MELVILLE
ISBN 9781853260087
EAN 9781853260087
Idioma Inglés
Año 2002
Formatos No
Número de páginas 492
Edición 1
Novedad N/A
Código BMG N/A

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