Moby Dick

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Product Number: 12323
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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ISBN: #9780553213119
Publisher: Bantam Audio
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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.

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Author(s): Herman Melville
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number C2481
Released: Dec 16, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402570957
eAudio
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number Z2322
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449877873
eBook
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number EB00686006
Released: Oct 11, 2016
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504041195
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00680112
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781625584595
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number EB00631021
Released: Jan 19, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772752335
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Herman Melville
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number 3A397
Released: Apr 26, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402570964
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Class Set
Author(s): Herman Melville
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Product Number 3K397
Released: May 18, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402570971
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number 45879
Released: Dec 21, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449819934

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