Why Read Moby-Dick?

Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Original Publish Date: Oct 20, 2011
Product Number: EB00398519
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101545218
Publisher: Penguin Books
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A "brilliant and provocative" (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville's masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick's enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville's classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor's eye and an adventurer's passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. "Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm"—New York Times Book Review

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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Narrator(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Product Number Z100024103
Released: Oct 25, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307969682