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Moby-Dick: A Picture Voyage (An Abridged and Illustrated Edition of the Original Classic)

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"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, 223 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Spinner Publications (first published 1851)
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SallyB
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, ya
So, went crazy at the local Value Village and bought a whack load of classics adapted to young readers. My 9 year old girl and I read a couple chapters a night. This was one of the 1st books she picked and she absolutely loved it. I have never read the long 700 page version and I have a feeling its probably way different. This was a good simple version that was very easy to understand and enjoyable to read.
Karin
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Nicole
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.)
Vonnegut
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's some wild adventure in this book. And in this book pretty much the whole thing is in the sea. This book also shows one thing - you never know what's going to happen in the future and sometimes good friends can be different from you but they can still have heart.
Annie
Oct 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: satisfaction
i realize that i am one of the only humans in the world who adores this novel (although it is also cormac mccarthy's favorite).
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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 d
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