First published as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale in 1851, Herman Melville’s epic tale about obsession and greed shows no signs of losing popularity in the digital age. The book begins as a straightforward narrative in realistic prose. After the first fifteen chapters, it becomes a complex combination of cetology, philosophy, and adventure narrative written in rhapsodic metaphorical style. A profound symbolic study of good and evil, Moby Dick is widely regarded as one of the great American novels.
This new digital edition of Moby Dick includes a newly corrected text and an image gallery showcasing original illustrations from early editions of the novel, as well as several portraits of author Melville.
"One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world." - D. H. Lawrence.