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Author Philbrick, Nathaniel

Title Why read Moby-Dick? / Nathaniel Philbrick

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2011
 CCRI-Lincoln  PS2384.M62 P55 2011    AVAILABLE
 RIC  PS2384.M62 P55 2011    IN PROCESS
 RWU Main Library  PS2384.M62 P55 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 131 pages ; 20 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-131)
Contents The gospels in this century -- Landlessness -- Desperado philosophy -- Nantucket -- Chowder -- The Pequod -- Ahab -- The anatomy of a demagogue -- Hawthorne -- The view from the masthead -- The sea -- Is there a heaven? -- A mighty, messy book -- Unflinching reality -- Poetry -- Sharks -- The enchanted calm -- Pip -- The squeeze -- The left wing -- So remorseless a havoc -- Queequeg -- Pulling dictatorship out of a hat -- Essex redux -- The inmost leaf -- Ahab's last stand -- Evil art -- Neither believer nor infidel
Note Shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's classic work, offering insight into its history, characters, and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world
LC subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation
Sea stories, American -- History and criticism
ISBN 9780670022991 (hbk.) :
0670022993 (hbk.)