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The Resource Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer, a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell

Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer, a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell

Label
Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer
Title
Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell
Title variation
  • Ahab's wife
  • Star-gazer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The adventures of Una Spenser who went to sea disguised as a cabin boy. Shipwrecked, she marries one of the survivors, then falls in love with Captain Ahab, a man obsessed with a white whale. She becomes involved in fighting slavery and in women's rights
  • "Inspired by a brief passage in Moby-Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created an entirely new universe. In the "soprano voice" whose absence critics lamented in Moby-Dick - the strong, intelligent voice of a woman whose life is dominated by the sea - Naslund tells many stories. She narrates a family drama, as the child Una is sent away to live in a lighthouse by her mother in order to protect her from the physical and emotional blows of her religion-mad father. She spins a romantic adventure, as Una finds early passion with a sailor and, disguised as a cabin boy, runs away to sea to encounter disasters, murder, romance of virtually every variety, and, of course, the behemoths of the deep. She paints a portrait of a real, loving marriage, as through Una's eyes we see Ahab before the white whale takes his leg and sends him into madness. Finally, she gives us a new perspective on the American experience, as the widowed Una makes a new life for herself in the company of Margaret Fuller, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naslund, Sena Jeter
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.A827
LC item number
A76 1999
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1819-1891
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Melville, Herman
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ship captains' spouses
  • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
  • Women
  • Whalers' spouses
Label
Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer, a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A novel inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Diffieult Farewell
  • The Giant
  • Winters. Summers
  • New Bedford
  • Boston
  • The Petrel
  • A Storm at Night
  • The Brightness of Brightness
  • A Rose
  • Our Lady of the Roeks
  • A Mild Blue Day
  • The Return of the Petrel, with Three Letters
  • A Comb
  • The Fourth Letter
  • The Camel
  • The Sea-Faney Inn
  • The Sussex
  • The Cabin Boy
  • The Companion
  • Captain Coffin's Story--Secondhand
  • A Whaleboat by Moonlight
  • The Dirge
  • Captain Morrell's Story--Thirdhand
  • Captain Ahab's Story--My First Acquaintance with Him
  • Aloft
  • "Pardon Me"
  • Reunion
  • Revelation
  • Sea Storms
  • The Frost Wind
  • Collision
  • The Course
  • The Crossing
  • The Distance of the Stars
  • The Sentence
  • What Do You Fetch for Your Mouth?
  • The Beginning of the Debate
  • Father and Son
  • The Human Animal
  • The Alba Albatross
  • Ganglion
  • Postscript on the Above
  • Soaring
  • Reverie
  • Portrait of a Virgin Listening
  • Icarus
  • The Test
  • The Funeral
  • The Contest
  • I Am Married
  • Aboard the Pequod
  • The Hurricane House
  • Ahab's Jottings
  • Kit's Ruminations
  • The Window
  • Starbuck Introduces Himself
  • Ahab Overheard
  • A Letter to the Lighthouse
  • Poor Kit's a-Cold
  • Arctic
  • Ahab in His Cabin
  • Aloft, the Pequod
  • Starbuck: Ship's Log
  • Starbuck Communes with Mary, His Wife
  • In the Steward's Pantry
  • The Steamboat
  • Ahab's Comfort
  • Nantucket--the Faraway Isle
  • Ahab Prepares for the Next Voyage
  • Breakfast
  • Shame
  • B'twixt
  • The Paddlewheel
  • The Island
Control code
41176629
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 668 pages
Isbn
9780688171872
Lccn
99022135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer, a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell
Publication
Note
A novel inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Diffieult Farewell
  • The Giant
  • Winters. Summers
  • New Bedford
  • Boston
  • The Petrel
  • A Storm at Night
  • The Brightness of Brightness
  • A Rose
  • Our Lady of the Roeks
  • A Mild Blue Day
  • The Return of the Petrel, with Three Letters
  • A Comb
  • The Fourth Letter
  • The Camel
  • The Sea-Faney Inn
  • The Sussex
  • The Cabin Boy
  • The Companion
  • Captain Coffin's Story--Secondhand
  • A Whaleboat by Moonlight
  • The Dirge
  • Captain Morrell's Story--Thirdhand
  • Captain Ahab's Story--My First Acquaintance with Him
  • Aloft
  • "Pardon Me"
  • Reunion
  • Revelation
  • Sea Storms
  • The Frost Wind
  • Collision
  • The Course
  • The Crossing
  • The Distance of the Stars
  • The Sentence
  • What Do You Fetch for Your Mouth?
  • The Beginning of the Debate
  • Father and Son
  • The Human Animal
  • The Alba Albatross
  • Ganglion
  • Postscript on the Above
  • Soaring
  • Reverie
  • Portrait of a Virgin Listening
  • Icarus
  • The Test
  • The Funeral
  • The Contest
  • I Am Married
  • Aboard the Pequod
  • The Hurricane House
  • Ahab's Jottings
  • Kit's Ruminations
  • The Window
  • Starbuck Introduces Himself
  • Ahab Overheard
  • A Letter to the Lighthouse
  • Poor Kit's a-Cold
  • Arctic
  • Ahab in His Cabin
  • Aloft, the Pequod
  • Starbuck: Ship's Log
  • Starbuck Communes with Mary, His Wife
  • In the Steward's Pantry
  • The Steamboat
  • Ahab's Comfort
  • Nantucket--the Faraway Isle
  • Ahab Prepares for the Next Voyage
  • Breakfast
  • Shame
  • B'twixt
  • The Paddlewheel
  • The Island
Control code
41176629
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 668 pages
Isbn
9780688171872
Lccn
99022135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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