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The Resource Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom

Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom

Label
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
Title
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
Title variation
Moby-Dick
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Herman Melville was already considered to be a successful author when he wrote his masterpiece Moby-Dick in just under two years. Yet despite his earlier successes, the novel sold only 3,000 copies and was widely misunderstood by its nineteenth-century readers, who expected a more traditional sea-adventure novel. Melville never regained the popularity he'd experienced with his earlier books. Today, Moby-Dick is considered to be an undisputed classic, and many, including critics in this volume, believe it to be the epitome of the great American novel. With an unforgettable cast of characters, including the mad, obsessive Captain Ahab, Melville documents the Pequod crew's tragic hunt for the great white whale. The rich narrative unfolds in a digressive structure, encompassing a huge canvas of symbols, themes, and subjects, including history, religion, politics, race, philosophy, and science. As the critics in this volume attest, Melville weaves Biblical, mythological, and Shakespearean references into his story to create a human tragedy of vengeance and obsession. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2384.M62
LC item number
H385 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bloom, Harold
Series statement
Bloom's modern critical interpretations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Sea stories, American
Label
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip071/2006031155.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-233) and index
Contents
  • A Jonah's warning to America in Moby-Dick
  • Carolyn L. Karcher
  • "Its wood could only be American!" : Moby-Dick and the antebellum popular culture
  • David S. Reynolds
  • The madness of Ahab
  • Henry Nash Smith
  • Call me Ishmael, or how to make double-talk speak
  • Carolyn Porter
  • Call me Ishmael
  • Charles Olson
  • Introduction to Moby-dick
  • The burial of the dead
  • Christopher Sten
  • Moby-Dick as revolution
  • John Bryant
  • Alfred Kazin
  • Introduction to Moby Dick
  • Patrick McGrath
  • Cannibalism, slavery, and self-consumption in Moby Dick
  • Homer B. Pettey
  • The question of race in Moby-Dick
  • Fred V. Bernard
Control code
ocm71427308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
vii, 246 p.
Isbn
9780791093634
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006031155
System control number
(Sirsi) 937394
Label
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip071/2006031155.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-233) and index
Contents
  • A Jonah's warning to America in Moby-Dick
  • Carolyn L. Karcher
  • "Its wood could only be American!" : Moby-Dick and the antebellum popular culture
  • David S. Reynolds
  • The madness of Ahab
  • Henry Nash Smith
  • Call me Ishmael, or how to make double-talk speak
  • Carolyn Porter
  • Call me Ishmael
  • Charles Olson
  • Introduction to Moby-dick
  • The burial of the dead
  • Christopher Sten
  • Moby-Dick as revolution
  • John Bryant
  • Alfred Kazin
  • Introduction to Moby Dick
  • Patrick McGrath
  • Cannibalism, slavery, and self-consumption in Moby Dick
  • Homer B. Pettey
  • The question of race in Moby-Dick
  • Fred V. Bernard
Control code
ocm71427308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
vii, 246 p.
Isbn
9780791093634
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006031155
System control number
(Sirsi) 937394

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