Moby Dick, or the Whale

Author

Herman Melville

Genre

Art & Culture

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge against Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. A major contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance.

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