Moby Dick

Product Number: EB00051189
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470398620
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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
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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
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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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Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number 12323
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553213119

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