Perfection Learning Corporation, 2 de jul de 2013 - 544 páginas
'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 - datrappert - LibraryThing
Oh my. There is certainly a classic story here, but Melville does his best to bore you to death with everything you never wanted to know about whaling before you can get to the end. As usual, the essays in the Norton Critical Edition are helpful. Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - ElizabethChapman - LibraryThing
Moby Dick is a massive, messy, maniacal masterpiece. Everyone knows the plot -- a whaling captain is obsessed with killing the Great White Whale that bit off his leg, and chases the whale across the ... Ler resenha completa