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