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Moby Dick (HB)


Melville, H

Moby Dick (HB)

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С 2002 года книга «Moby Dick (HB)» переиздавалась 12 раз. Дата первого издания «Moby Dick»: апрель 2002 года, последнее, 12-е издание вышло в июне 2012 года.

Аннотация к книге "Moby Dick (HB)"

On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools, renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by a crazed captain hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Melville transforms the little world of the whale-ship into a crucible where mankind`s fears, faith and frailties are pitted against a relentless fate. Teeming with ideas and imagery, and with its extraordinary, compressed intensity sustained by mischievous irony and moments of exquisite beauty, Moby-Dick is both a great American epic and a most profoundly imaginative literary creation.

Аннотация к изданию: май 2005 года (издательство "Wordsworth", ISBN 1-85326-008-8)

`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...

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