Moby-Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

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Northwestern University Press, 1988 - 1048 páginas
In Moby Dick Melville set out to write a "mighty book" on "a mighty theme." The editors of this critical text affirm that he succeeded. Nevertheless, their prolonged examination of the novel reveals textual flaws and anomalies that help to explain Melville's fears that his great work was in some ways a hash or a botch. A lengthy historical note also gives a fresh account of Melville's earlier literary career and his working conditions as he wrote; it also analyzes the book's contemporary reception and outlines how it finally achieved fame. Other sections review theories of the book's genesis, detail the circumstances of its publication, and present documents closely relating to the story.

This scholarly edition is based on collations of both editions published during Melville's lifetime, it adopts 185 revisions and corrections from the English edition and incorporates 237 emendations by the series editors. This is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).
 

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Loomings
3
The SpouterInn
12
Chapter
22
The Counterpane
25
Chapter
28
The Street
31
Chapter
34
The Pulpit
38
65
298
The Blanket
305
The Pequod meets the Jeroboam Her Story
319
The Sperm Whales Head
329
The Battering
336
The Prairie
345
Ahabs Boat and CreuſFedallah
351
The Honor and Glory of Whaling
361

Chapter
41
Chapter
47
o A Bosom Friend
49
The SpiritSpout
52
Biographical
55
Chapter
58
Nantucket
63
Chapter 65
65
Chapter
72
Chapter
81
Chapter
87
2
113
29
126
Chapter so
134
34
149
Sunset
167
38
169
The Whiteness of the Whale
188
Hark
196
The Affidavit
203
Surmises
211
The First Louvering
217
I
226
The
238
58
272
The Dart
287
63
289
Chapter 84
367
The Fountain
370
Schools Schoolmasters
391
Ambergris
408
95
419
The TryWorks 42 I
421
Chapter Ioo The Pequod meets the Samuel Enderby of London
436
Chapter 103 Measurement of the Whales Skeleton
452
The Carpenter
466
11 The Pacific
482
16 The Dying Whale
496
19 The Candles
509
The Needle
516
The LifeBuoy
523
Ahab and the Carpenter
530
The Cabin Ahab and
536
The Symphony
542
The Chase Second
555
The Chase Third
563
Epilogue
573
HistoriCAL NOTE
581
TEXTUAL RECORD
763
198
880
203
923
226
940
RELATED DOCUMENTS
955
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Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Melville toiled at various times as a sailor, banker, teacher and finally as a customs inspector. His novels include Typee, Omoo, and White Jacket, all published in authoritative editions by Northwestern University Press. He died in relative obscurity at the age of 72.

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