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The Resource Moby Dick : or the whale, by Herman Melville

Moby Dick : or the whale, by Herman Melville

Label
Moby Dick : or the whale
Title
Moby Dick
Title remainder
or the whale
Statement of responsibility
by Herman Melville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Its famous opening line, Call me Ishmael, dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey. When Melville's father died in 1832, the young man's financial security went too. For a while he turned to school-mastering and clerking, but failed to make a sustainable income. In 1840 he signed up on the whaler, Acushnet, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was just 21. A whaler's life turned out to be both arduous and dangerous, and in 1842, Melville deserted ship. Out of this experience and a wealth of printed sources, Melville crafted his masterpiece
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1819-1891
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Melville, Herman
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384
Literary form
fiction
NAL call number
PS2384
NAL item number
.M45
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
  • Whaling
  • Whales
  • Sea stories
  • FICTION
  • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
  • Sea stories
  • Whales
  • Whaling
Label
Moby Dick : or the whale, by Herman Melville
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44955177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585009490
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955177
Label
Moby Dick : or the whale, by Herman Melville
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44955177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585009490
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955177

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