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The Resource Moby-Dick, Herman Melville ; edited by John Bryant, Haskell Springer

Moby-Dick, Herman Melville ; edited by John Bryant, Haskell Springer

Label
Moby-Dick
Title
Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville ; edited by John Bryant, Haskell Springer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is considered by many readers to be the Great American Novel. But most don't know that since its appearance in 1851, it has been revised in substantial ways that alter its original meaning. Melville's masterpiece is described as a "fluid text": it exists in multiple versions, each revealing shifting intentions. The new Longman Critical Edition offers unprecedented access to the revisions that Melville made, the further changes and censoring imposed by his British editors, and controversial alterations made by modern scholars." "Bryant and Springer's introduction engages readers in the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville's novel, his life, and his writing process. To showcase the novel's "fluid text" features, a special typeface indicates hundreds of passages that were later revised, edited, and censored. On-page "Revision Narratives" explain the stories behind the major changes, and Explanatory Notes at the back of the book discuss literary allusions, as well as contemporary social, political, philosophical, and cultural references - some never before explained in any edition." "Concise footnotes and a modern Glossary bring obscure language and nautical terms to life, and diverse illustrations - including a new map of the Pequod's voyage, historical ship diagrams, relevant film stills, and comic-book art - depict whaling life and reveal how Melville's story is still being revised."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1819-1891
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Melville, Herman
Dewey number
813/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384
LC item number
.M6 2007
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bryant, John
  • Springer, Haskell S
Series statement
A Longman critical edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whaling ships
  • Ship captains
  • Whaling
  • Whales
  • Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
  • Melville, Herman
Label
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville ; edited by John Bryant, Haskell Springer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
69671881
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 660 pages
Isbn
9780321228000
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006016919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)69671881
Label
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville ; edited by John Bryant, Haskell Springer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
69671881
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 660 pages
Isbn
9780321228000
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006016919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)69671881

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