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Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of "Moby-Dick"
Although Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea. Yet Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Dillard avers Moby-Dick is the “best book ever written about nature,” and nearly the entirety of the story is set on the waves, with scarcely a ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published November 11th 2019 by University of Chicago Press
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Richard J. King is the author of Lobster , acclaimed by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal; The Devil's Cormorant: A Natural History , selected as a top-five science book of the year by Library Journal and short-listed for the ASLE Creative Book Award; and Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick. King has published widely on maritime topics in scholarly and popular magazines ...more