Moby Dick

  • Filename: moby-dick.
  • ISBN: 0191572489
  • Release Date: 2008-04-17
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. The tale of Captain Ahab's frantic pursuit of the cunning and notorious white whale Moby Dick, is packed with drama, and draws heavily on the author's own experiences on the high seas. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discussed the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Moby Dick Or The Whale

  • Filename: moby-dick-or-the-whale.
  • ISBN: 1840224487
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 469
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher:

"Call me Ishmael" is the iconic opening line of Herman Melville's classic American novel, "Moby-Dick." Ishmael is a seaman aboard the whaling vessel, "Pequod, " under the vengeful captain, Ahab. Maniacally seeking retribution from the great white sperm whale called Moby-Dick -- the whale responsible for the captain's missing leg -- Ahab leads the crew on a quest to kill the infamous beast. A fictional work based on actual events, "Moby-Dick" is a classic that has been enjoyed for generations and is now available as part of the "Word Cloud Classic series, " making it a stylish and affordable addition to any library. Lexile score: 1230L

Moby Dick

  • Filename: moby-dick.
  • Release Date: 1892
  • Number of pages: 543
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher:

A literary classic that wasn't recognized for its merits until decades after its publication, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick tells the tale of a whaling ship and its crew, who are carried progressively further out to sea by the fiery Captain Ahab. Obsessed with killing the massive whale, which had previously bitten off Ahab's leg, the seasoned seafarer steers his ship to confront the creature, while the rest of the shipmates, including the young narrator, Ishmael, and the harpoon expert, Queequeg, must contend with their increasingly dire journey. The book invariably lands on any short list of the greatest American novels.

Why Read Moby Dick

  • Filename: why-read-moby-dick.
  • ISBN: 9781101545218
  • Release Date: 2011-10-20
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher: Penguin

A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book Award–winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor’s eye and an adventurer’s passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville’s world and illuminates the book’s humor and unforgettable characters—finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. “Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…”—New York Times Book Review

Moby Dick

  • Filename: moby-dick.
  • ISBN: 0393972836
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 726
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

"Presents the text and critical analysis of Herman Melville's 'Moby-Dick, ' and includes reviews and letters by Melville.". *** "An authoritative text, before 'Moby Dick, ' international controversy, reviews and letters by Melville, analogues and sources, reviews of 'Moby-Dick, ' criticism."

Lorna Doone Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

  • Filename: lorna-doone-level-4-oxford-bookworms-library.
  • ISBN: 9780194786485
  • Release Date: 2012-02-10
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: R. D. Blackmore
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by David Penn. One winter’s day in 1673 young John Ridd is riding home from school, across the wild lonely hills of Exmoor. He has to pass Doone valley – a dangerous place, as the Doones are famous robbers and murderers. All Exmoor lives in fear of the Doones. At home there is sad news waiting for young John, and he learns that he has good reason to hate the Doones. But in the years to come he meets Lorna Doone, with her lovely smile and big dark eyes. And soon he is deeply, hopelessly, in love . . .

The Scarlet Letter

  • Filename: the-scarlet-letter.
  • ISBN: 9781416503057
  • Release Date: 2004-05-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Set two centuries before Hawthorne’s own time, The Scarlet Letter follows heroine Hester Prynne who is compelled by her Puritan society to wear a scarlet letter ‘A’ on her clothes as a symbol of her sin: adultery. Accompanied by colorful and flawed characters, including the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale who broods over a long-hidden secret, and Hester’s husband Roger Chillingsworth who thirsts for vengeance, The Scarlet Letter, America’s first psychological novel, is a masterpiece that explores humanity’s unending struggles with pride, sin, and guilt. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

The Last of the Mohicans

  • Filename: the-last-of-the-mohicans.
  • ISBN: 1853260495
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 407
  • Author: James Fenimore Cooper
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

It is 1757. Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to join their father. Thwarted by Magua, the sinister 'Indian runner', they find help in the person of Hawkeye, the white woodsman, and his companions, the Mohican Chingachgook and Uncas, his son, the last of his tribe. Cooper's novel is full of vivid incident- pursuits through wild terrain, skirmishes, treachery and brutality- but reflects also on the interaction between the colonists and the native peoples. Through the character of Hawkeye, Cooper raises lasting questions about the practises of the American frontier and the eclipse of the indigenous cultures.

Moby Dick Collins Classics

  • Filename: moby-dick-collins-classics.
  • ISBN: 9780007517008
  • Release Date: 2013-05-09
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Few literary masterpieces cast quite as awesome a shadow as Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Captain Ahab’s quest for the white whale is a timeless epic – a thrilling tale of vengeance and obsession, and a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity.

How to Read a Book

  • Filename: how-to-read-a-book.
  • ISBN: 1439144834
  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Number of pages: 426
  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Invitation to the Classics

  • Filename: invitation-to-the-classics.
  • ISBN: 080106810X
  • Release Date: 2006-08-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Louise Cowan
  • Publisher: Baker Books

Motivation and direction for reading and understanding the great authors and works of Western culture.

D H Lawrence s Australia

  • Filename: d-h-lawrence-s-australia.
  • ISBN: 9781317155058
  • Release Date: 2016-03-09
  • Number of pages: 348
  • Author: David Game
  • Publisher: Routledge

The first full-length account of D.H. Lawrence’s rich engagement with a country he found both fascinating and frustrating, D.H. Lawrence’s Australia focuses on the philosophical, anthropological and literary influences that informed the utopian and regenerative visions that characterise so much of Lawrence’s work. David Game gives particular attention to the four novels and one novella published between 1920 and 1925, what Game calls Lawrence’s 'Australian period,' shedding new light on Lawrence’s attitudes towards Australia in general and, more specifically, towards Australian Aborigines, women and colonialism. He revisits key aspects of Lawrence’s development as a novelist and thinker, including the influence of Darwin and Lawrence’s rejection of eugenics, Christianity, psychoanalysis and science. While Game concentrates on the Australian novels such as Kangaroo and The Boy in the Bush, he also uncovers the Australian elements in a range of other works, including Lawrence’s last novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Lawrence lived in Australia for just three months, but as Game shows, it played a significant role in his quest for a way of life that would enable regeneration of the individual in the face of what Lawrence saw as the moral collapse of modern industrial civilisation after the outbreak of World War I.

Uncle Tom s Cabin

  • Filename: uncle-tom-s-cabin.
  • ISBN: 1840224029
  • Release Date: 1999-01
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Stowe's rich, panoramic novel passionately dramatises why the whole of America is implicated in and responsible for the sin of slavery

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