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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 (5/4/2020)
Digital Audiobook (5/29/2008)
Digital Audiobook (1/26/2009)
Digital Audiobook (5/9/2022)
Digital Audiobook (12/31/2009)
Digital Audiobook (2/24/2014)
Digital Audiobook (5/30/2020)
Digital Audiobook (8/17/2020)
Paperback, Spanish (8/15/2019)
Paperback (9/22/2020)

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.