Why Read Moby-Dick?
By Nathaniel Philbrick
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143123972, 131pp.)
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
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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.