Why Read Moby-Dick?

Why Read Moby-Dick?

Nathaniel Philbrick


A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) occasion of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling writer of In the center of the ocean and the impending Valiant Ambition (May 2016)

One of the best American novels reveals its excellent modern champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and pleasing journey via Melville’s vintage. As he did in his nationwide ebook Award–winning bestseller In the center of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s ardour to unfolding the tale in the back of an epic American trip. He skillfully navigates Melville’s international and illuminates the book’s humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our personal time and, certainly, to all occasions. a terrific fit among writer and topic, Why learn Moby-Dick? will commence conversations, encourage arguments, and make a robust case that this vintage story waits to be stumbled on anew.

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