Audiobooks Moby Dick (Wordsworth Classics) –

With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab s quest to avenge the whale that reaped his leg The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic But it is also a hymn to democracy Bent as the crew is on Ahab s appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co operative community at work all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel s narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing

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