Moby Dick (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) (Paperback)

By Herman Melville

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 9780062085641, 608pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/25/2016)
Digital Audiobook (6/15/2005)
Digital Audiobook (3/28/2010)
Digital Audiobook (1/26/2009)
Paperback (8/8/2019)
Paperback (9/6/2018)
Paperback (3/22/2011)
Paperback (3/24/2009)
Paperback, German (4/7/2020)
Paperback (12/16/2011)
Paperback (11/18/2018)
Paperback (4/10/2018)
Paperback (2/10/2020)
Paperback (9/19/2018)
Paperback (3/16/2017)
Paperback (5/9/2018)

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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Melville’s classic tale of obsession and the sea, one of the most important and enduring masterworks of nineteenth-century literature, Moby Dick is a riveting drama, exploring rage, hope, destiny, and the deepest questions of moral truth.

“Call me Ishmael.”

Thus begins one of the most famous journeys in literature—the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod and its embattled, monomaniacal Captain Ahab. Ishmael quickly learns that the Pequod’s captain sails for revenge against the elusive Moby Dick, a sperm whale with a snow-white hump and mottled skin that destroyed Ahab’s former vessel and left him crippled. As the Pequod sails deeper through the nights and into the sea, the divisions between man and nature begin to blur—so do the lines between good and evil, as the fates of the ship’s crewmen become increasingly unclear. . . .

About the Author

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet who received wide acclaim for his earliest novels, such as Typee and Redburn, but fell into relative obscurity by the end of his life. Today, Melville is hailed as one of the definitive masters of world literature for novels including Moby Dick and Billy Budd, as well as for enduringly popular short stories such as Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Bell-Tower.