Moby-Dick - Abridged (Penguin Audio Classics) (Digital Audiobook)

By Herman Melville, William Hootkins (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 15, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/25/2016)
Digital Audiobook (3/28/2010)
Paperback (11/4/2011)
Paperback (11/2/2015)
Paperback, Spanish (12/1/2000)
Paperback (4/18/2010)
Paperback (10/8/2014)
Paperback (12/16/2011)
Paperback (3/8/2012)
Paperback (2/14/2017)
Paperback (10/31/2018)
Paperback (5/9/2018)
Paperback, Polish (9/1/2013)
Paperback (5/4/2016)
Paperback (3/7/2012)
Paperback (11/1/2017)
Paperback (4/5/2016)

Description

Moby-Dick is one of the great epics in all of literature. Captain Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's meditations on whales and whaling, on the sublime indifference of nature, and on the grimy physical details of the extraction of oil provide a reflective counterpoint to the headlong idolatrous quest. Sometimes read as a terrifying study of monomania or as a critical inquiry into the effects of reducing life to symbols, Moby-Dick also offers colorful and often comic glimpses of life aboard a whaling ship.