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.
  • ISBN: 9781617864124
  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

In Herman MelvilleÍs classic tale of revenge, Ishmael tells his story of becoming a whaler on the Pequod. When Ishmael and his unexpected friend Queequeg join Captain AhabÍs hunt for Moby Dick, the voyage of a lifetime turns into tragedy. The adventures of sailing the seas on the hunt for the great white whale is retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of MelvilleÍs Moby Dick. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

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

The Condensed Moby Dick Herman Melville s Classic Abridged

  • Filename: the-condensed-moby-dick-herman-melville-s-classic-abridged.
  • ISBN: 9781610427791
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 90
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

This book is annotated. Moby Dick is one of the greatest American novels ever wrote. If you've always wanted to read the classic, but just don't have the time, this abridged version can help. At just 20,000 words long, this version of the classic novel will let you read Melville's classic in just hours, and provide you with an excellent overview of the entire novel. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge.

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."

Lord Jim

  • Filename: lord-jim.
  • ISBN: 9781907727399
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Bibliolis Books

Originally published in Blackwood's Magazine in serial form, Lord Jim is a unique portrait of Jim and the man who attempts to recount his life, Marlow. Jim is a dreamer who goes to sea, hoping one day to become a hero. His chance finally comes aboard a seriously leaking ship filled with Muslim pilgrims travelling to Mecca. At the official inquiry into the events that transpired aboard the Patna, Jim meets Marlow. Economic and racial versions of colonialism come into play continually through Lord Jim, which is the first of Conrad's major novels.

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 . . .

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.

Pride and Prejudice

  • Filename: pride-and-prejudice.
  • ISBN: 9780521825146
  • Release Date: 2006-07-27
  • Number of pages: 540
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume, first published in 2006, is a fully annotated scholarly edition of Austen's most popular novel.

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.

State of Peril

  • Filename: state-of-peril.
  • ISBN: 9780190256418
  • Release Date: 2015-07-30
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Lucy Valerie Graham
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Considering fiction from the colonial era to the present, State of Peril offers the first sustained, scholarly examination of rape narratives in the literature of a country that has extremely high levels of sexual violence. Lucy Graham demonstrates how, despite the fact that most incidents of rape in South Africa are not interracial, narratives of interracial rape have dominated the national imaginary. Seeking to understand this phenomenon, the study draws on Michel Foucault's ideas on sexuality and biopolitics, as well as Judith Butler's speculations on race and cultural melancholia. Historical analysis of the body politic provides the backdrop for careful, close readings of literature by Olive Schreiner, Sol Plaatje, Sarah Gertrude Millin, Njabulo Ndebele, J.M. Coetzee, Zoë Wicomb and others. Ultimately, State of Peril argues for ethically responsible interpretations that recognize high levels of sexual violence in South Africa while parsing the racialized inferences and assumptions implicit in literary representations of bodily violation.

Moby Dick

  • Filename: moby-dick.
  • ISBN: 0321228006
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 660
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

This innovative, scholarly edition ofMoby Dickoffers unprecedented access to the revisions Herman Melville made to the original 1851 American version of the novel and illuminates all changes which scholars have made to create the classic that readers know today. The “fluid text” feature illuminates the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville’s writing process, right on the page, while also offering fresh contextual notes, illustrations, and other apparatus to make this the most reader-friendly edition available today. Fans of the American classic, Moby Dick.

Selected Tales and Sketches

  • Filename: selected-tales-and-sketches.
  • ISBN: 9781101077801
  • Release Date: 1987-03-03
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Publisher: Penguin

The short fiction of a writer who helped to shape the course of American literature. With a determined commitment to the history of his native land, Nathaniel Hawthorne revealed, more incisively than any writer of his generation, the nature of a distinctly American consciousness. The pieces collected here deal with essentially American matters: the Puritan past, the Indians, the Revolution. But Hawthorne was highly - often wickedly - unorthodox in his account of life in early America, and his precisely constructed plots quickly engage the reader's imagination. Written in the 1820s, 30s, and 40s, these works are informed by themes that reappear in Hawthorne's longer works: The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance. And, as Michael J. Colacurcio points out in his excellent introduction, they are themes that are now deeply embedded in the American literary tradition.

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