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Moby-Dick: A Picture Voyage (An Abridged and Illustrated Edition of the Original Classic)
"Moby-Dick: A Picture Voyage" is a sweeping pictorial odyssey of the whaling culture wrapped around a very readable and meticulously edited condensation of Melville's classic. Though abridged, the book maintains the drama and continuity of the original novel and is heavily illustrated with more than 200 original photographs and more than 150 paintings, drawings, engravings ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 14th 2002 by Spinner Pubns Inc
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I purchased this Abridged edition of Moby Dick on trip to Nantucket Island, made exclusively to visit the Whaling Museum there. I brought my sons in hopes of providing them an accurate and rich mental image of the mammoth struggle between man and beast which fueled the economy of early America, and the imagination of Herman Melville. This abridged version makes a rather dense and challenging classic book accessible to readers because 1) the passages included are original and not massacred by rew ...more
Well, we have to love the Ahabs of the world, don't we? His passion is unmatched and it ends up being the one thing he can't escape. Too bad he brings everyone else down with him! His madness was tangible. Melville's writing is fabulous. It has such a poetic strain to it. Totally enjoyed this particular edition with pictures and all. (I was also reminded of the book "Ahab's Wife" which gave such insight into this incredible man.)
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for ...moreMore about Herman Melville...