Moby Dick, An American Classic

Moby Dick, An American Classic Moby Dick is also known as The Whale, because it chronicles the tale of the fierce lifelong struggle between Moby Dick, a ferocious white sperm whale, and Captain Ahab The tale is told through the eyes of Ishmael, a wandering sailor, who winds up on Captain Ahab s whaleship Pequod.Throughout the course of the struggle between Ahab and Moby Dick, Ishmael explores his own personal beliefs and speculates powerfully on themes ranging from class and social status to the existence of gods Just testing. Free Download Moby Dick, An American Classic [ author ] Herman Melville [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – rarefishingbooks.co.uk Where the White Whale, yo Ah, my first DBR And possibly my last, as this could be a complete shit show Approaching a review of Moby Dick in a state of sobriety just wasn t cutting it, though So let s raise our glasses to Option B, yeah I fucking love this book It took me eight hundred years to read it, but it was so, so worth it Melville s writing is impeccable The parallels he draws, even when he s seemingly pulling them out of his ass, which I swear to God he s doing, because who can f Where the White Whale, yo Ah, my first DBR And possibly my last, as this could be a complete shit show Approaching a review of Moby Dick in a state of sobriety just wasn t cutting it, though So let s raise our glasses to Option B, yeah I fucking
LISA Dad, you can t take revenge on an animal That s the whole point of Moby Dick.HOMER Oh Lisa, the point of Moby Dick is be yourself The Simpsons, Season 15, Episode 5, The Fat and the Furriest There, there Stop your crying You didn t like Herman Melville s Moby Dick You didn t even finish it I m here to tell you, that s okay You re still a good person You will still be invited to Thanksgiving dinner You won t be arrested, incarcerated, or exiled You will not be shunned exce LISA Dad, you can t take revenge on an animal That s the whole point of Moby Dick.HOMER Oh Lisa, the point of Moby Dick is be yourself The Simpsons, Season 15, Episode 5, T
UPDATED I re read Moby Dick following my research trips to the whaling museums of New Bedford and Nantucket whaling museums The particular edition I read from University of California Press is HIGHLY recommended as the typeface is extremely agreeable to the eyes and the illustrations are subtle and instructive without ever interfering or drawing attention away from the story Perhaps that s where the latent interest grew deep in my soul as regards the whaling museums and since life offered me UPDATED I re read Moby Dick following my research trips to the whaling museums of New Bedford and Nantucket whaling museums The particular edition I read from University of California Press is HIGHLY recommended as the typeface is extremely agreeable to the eyes and the illustrations are subtle and instructive without ever interfering or drawing attention away from the story Perhaps that s where the latent interest grew deep in my soul as regards the whaling museums and since life offered me recently the opportunity to see and enjoy both, I grabbed at the chance and am so glad to have done so This reading of Melville is so muchinteresting having now a lotbackground on the various factors social, economic, a
So, Herman Melville s Moby Dick is supposed by many to be the greatest Engligh language novel ever written, especially among those written in the Romantic tradition Meh.It s not that I don t get that there s a TON of complexity, subtlety, and depth to this book about a mad captain s quest for revenge against a great white whale And on the surface it s even a pretty darn good adventure story And, honestly, Melville s prose is flowing, elegant, and as beautiful as any writing can possibly be I So, Herman Melville s Moby Dick is supposed by many to be the greatest Engligh language novel ever written, especially among those written in the Romantic tradition Meh.It s not that I don t get that there s a TON of complexity, subtlety, and depth to this book about a mad captain s quest for revenge against a great white whale And on the surface it s even a pretty darn good adventure story And, honestly, Melville s prose is flowing, elegant, and as beautiful as any writing can possibly be It s magnificent, actually.It s just that any enjoyment or satisfaction I got out of the book was overshadowed by the tedious, largely pointless stretches of encylopedic descriptions about the whaling industry Melville strikes me as one of those people who would corner you at a party and talk incessantly about whaling, whaling ships, whales, whale diet, whale etymology, whale zoology, whale blubber, whale delacies, whale migration, whale oil, wha
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I hate this book so much It is impossible to ignore the literary merit of this work though it is, after all, a piece of innovative literature Melville broke narrative expectations when he shed the narrator Ishmael and burst through with his infinite knowledge of all things whale It was most creative, but then he pounded the reader with his knowledge of the whaling industry that could, quite literally, fill several textbooks This made the book so incredibly dull I m not being na ve towards I hate this book so much It is impossible to ignore the literary merit of this work though it is, after all, a piece of innovative literature Melville broke narrative expectations when he shed the narrator Ishmael and burst through with his infinite knowledge of all things whale It was most creative, but then he pounded the reader with his knowledge of the whaling industry that could, quite literally, fill several textbooks This made the book so incredibly dull I m not being na ve towards this book s place in the literary cannon, but I am sharing my agony for a book that bored me half to death with its singularity of purpose and expression it s obsession with whales I m just sick of themI understand that this is the main motif of the book Ahab becomes fuelled with his need to slay the leviathan, but it wasn t Ahab who droned on for three hundred pages about the properties of whales Despite the allegorical interpretation between the relationship, and th
There once was a grouchy alpha whale named Moby Dick who rather than being agreeably shorn of his blubber and having lumpy sperm scooped out of his cranium like cottage cheese chose life Unlike so many shiftless, layabout sea mammals of his generation, Moby Dick did not go gentle into that good night This whale, in short, was not
Everyone eventually comes across the White Whale in one form or another The trick is to not keep its attention for too long Avast Dost thee have a five spot thou can see thyself parting ways with No Jibberjab up the wigwam Cuisinart the poopdeck What s that ye say Thou canst not make heads nor tails of what I sayeth Here then Let me take this pipe outta my mouth and stop menacing you with this harpoon Better Good.Huh No, no Ho ho I wasn t asking for money I was asking if you ve Everyone eventually comes across the White Whale in one form or another The trick is to not keep its attention for too long Avast Dost thee have a five spot thou can see thyself parting ways with No Jibberjab up the wigwam Cuisinart the poopdeck What s that ye say Thou canst not make heads nor tails of what I sayeth Here then Let me take this pipe outta my mouth and stop menacing you with this harpoon Better Good.Huh No, no Ho ho I wasn t asking for money I was asking if you ve seen the White Whale Ha ha No Okay, okay well then, do you know who famously wrote, The world seems logical to us because we have made it logical Here s a hint his bushy visage and even bushier philosophies have launched a thousand heavy metal bands Take your time I ll just hone the point of this harpoon No again No biggie, I m happy to report that it is none other than one Friedrich Nietzsche.But we know what became of that crusty old phrenologist, do
I was that precocious brat who first read the whale esque sized Moby Dick at the age of nine Why I had my reasons, and they were twofold 1 I was in the middle of my I love Jacques Cousteau phase, and this book had a picture of a whale on the cover 2 It was on the bookshelf juuuuust above my reach, and so obviously it was good because it was clearly meant to be not for little kids, and that made my little but bloated ego very happy So, in retrospect, were War and Peace and Le P re Gori I was that precocious brat who first read the whale esque sized Moby Dick at the age of nine Why I had my reasons, and they were twofold 1 I was in the middle of my I love Jacques Cousteau phase, and this book had a picture of a whale on the cover 2 It was on the bookshelf juuuuust above my reach, and so obviously it was goo
Call me Ishmael OK, even those who have not read Melville s words, know about this iconic beginning Why Ishmael Why not Consider the subtleness of the sea how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure Consider also t