Perfection Learning Corporation, 2 de jul de 2013
'Command the murderous chalices!...Drink ye harpooners! drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow - Death to Moby Dick!'. So Captain Ahab binds his crew to fulfil his obsession - the destruction of the great white whale. Under his lordly but maniacal command the Pequod's commercial mission is perverted to one of vengeance. To Ahab, the monster that destroyed his body is not a creature, but the symbol of 'some unknown but still reasoning thing'. Uncowed by natural disasters, ill omens, even death, Ahab urges his ship towards 'the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale'.
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Though descriptions of the types of whales, whaling, whaling implements, etc. can take up most of this novel (and bore one to tears), there are sections of the book that are absolutely sublime ... Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
I took a class on this in college, and at the time I believed that it was indeed the best novel ever written (besides the Grapes of Wrath). I remember sitting on my dorm couch and exclaiming, "Oh my ... Ler resenha completa