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It is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships' cables and hawsers. A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it." So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. In part, "Moby-Dick" is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, "Moby-Dick" is also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.
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Burt Reynolds reading this story brings expression, meaning and action to the chase of a lifetime. Mr. Reynolds has starred in countless films, including the Bandit series. He also starred in the long-running series, Evening Shade.From the Author:
Herman Melville was born August 1, 1819 in New York City. Son of a prosperous importer and a famous grandfather, Melville became a prolific writer at a very young age. Melville died on September 28, 1891.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780140620627
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140620621
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140620621
Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140620621 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1895278