Herman Melville (1819-91) is the author of the novel Moby Dick, which was a commercial failure during his lifetime but is now considered a classic.
Moby Dick was written by Herman Melville whose writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor. This novel is a travel experience of Ishmael along with Ahab, in the hunt of a savage whale called Moby dick, which has ripped apart Ahab’s one leg. With some sinister crewmembers in their midst and the hazardous conditions of the sea, the expedition becomes increasingly dangerous the closer it gets to its end.
One of the greatest sea story ever told Moby Dick epically combines rip-roaring adventure, a meticulously realistic portrayal of the whaling trade and a profound philosophical disquisition on the nature of good and evil.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Herman Melville (1819-91) is the author of the novel Moby Dick, which was a commercial failure during his lifetime but is now considered a classic. Born in New York City, Melville enjoyed some years as a successful writer following the publication of his first book ‘Typee’ in 1896.
He produced a number of travelogues and nautical works, inspired by his earlier experience as a sailor. During his later years, however, his work fell out of favour and he became largely forgotten until the 1910s and 20s saw a revival of his work.
- Paperback: 664 pages
- Publisher : Maple Press (1 April 2018)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 9789350334973
- ISBN-13 : 978-9350334973
- Item Weight : 530 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.73 x 21.59 cm