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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
FM
Frank Muller
LENGTH
21:20
hr min
RELEASED
1987
1 January
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
668
MB

Customer Reviews

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Moby dick

Bit of a problem here. Bought the book, downloaded it and only got part 1 ( chapters 1-46). Don't know how I go about getting the missing 14 hours. I guess the best I can rate it is 1/3 given that all I got.

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