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 (1/26/2009)
Digital Audiobook (3/28/2010)
Digital Audiobook (7/25/2016)
Paperback (8/8/2019)
Paperback (9/6/2018)
Paperback (3/22/2011)
Paperback (3/24/2009)
Paperback (12/16/2011)
Paperback (4/10/2018)
Paperback (9/19/2018)
Paperback (3/16/2017)
Paperback (5/9/2018)
Paperback (5/14/2014)
Paperback (2/7/2020)
Paperback (6/24/2014)

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.