Why read Moby-Dick?

Nathaniel Philbrick

Book - 2011

Shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's classic work, offering insight into its history, characters, and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world.

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Published
New York, N.Y. : Viking 2011.
Language
English
Physical Description
x, 131 p. ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-131).
ISBN
9780670022991
Main Author
Nathaniel Philbrick (-)
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