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Moby-Dick

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Hardcover published by Everyman's Library (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

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A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. More than just the tale of a hair-raising voyage, Melville's riveting story passionately probes man's soul.  A literary classic first published in 1851,Moby-Dick represents the ultimate human struggle.
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A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. More than just the tale of a hair-raising voyage, Melville's riveting story passionately probes man's soul.  A literary classic first published in 1851,Moby-Dick represents the ultimate human struggle.
Product Details
Hardcover (632 pages)
Published: November 26, 1991
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 9780679405597
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