There are so many ways to interpret the book.
I want to know more about him — more than Ishmael, who narrates the story. I believe that people should be able to read this book and feel the curiosity and excitement. The translation process itself has taken Kwanduang three years, and Kittiphol admits that the process of compiling footnotes and indexes only added to the already heavy workload.
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Melville dedicated the book to fellow Dark Romantic , Nathaniel Hawthorne : "In token of my admiration for his genius, this book is inscribed to Nathaniel Hawthorne. We also offer a short story version of the chapter, The Chase for your convenience. Ishmael believes he has signed onto a routine commission aboard a normal whaling vessel, but he soon learns that Captain Ahab is not guiding the Pequod in the simple pursuit of commerce but is seeking one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a great white whale infamous for his giant size and his ability to destroy the whalers that seek him.
Captain Ahab's wooden leg is the result of his first encounter with the whale, when he lost both leg and ship.
After the ship sails it becomes clear that Captain Ahab is bent on revenge and he intends to get Moby-Dick. Ahab demonstrates erratic behavior from the very beginning and his eccentricities magnify as the voyage progresses. As the novel draws to a conclusion, the Pequod encounters the whaling ship Rachel. The Rachel's captain asks Ahab to help him in a search and rescue effort for his whaling-crew that went missing the day before -- and the captain's son is among the missing.
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But when Ahab learns that the crew disappeared while tangling with Moby-Dick he refuses the call to aid in the rescue so that he may hunt Moby-Dick instead. The encounter with Moby-Dick brings a tragic end to the affair. Ishmael alone survives, using his friend Queequeg's coffin as a flotation device until he is ironically rescued by the Rachel which has continued to search for its missing crew. Readers, teachers and students should also take note of a peculiar historical curiosity. After enjoying some success in the s, the publication of Moby-Dick marked Melville's decline as a popular writer.
He was unable to support himself as a writer and accepted a job at the New York Customs House. He continued to write, even as he faded into obscurity, turning to poetry in his later years.
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He published his poems but they were ignored and went unread. Like his novel about the great white whale, his poems are also esteemed by modern critics and scholars. It was only in the early s that Moby-Dick gained attention and acclaim. During his lifetime, the novel sold a scant 3, copies.
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In modern times the novel is not only considered a great American classic, it is also heralded as one of greatest novels in the English language. Featured in our collection of 25 Great American Novels. Teachers and students looking for further summary and analysis might wish to read D. Chapter 1 - Loomings. Chapter 2 - The Carpet-Bag. Chapter 3 - The Spouter Inn. Chapter 4 - The Counterpane. Chapter 5 - Breakfast.
Chapter 6 - The Street. Chapter 7 - The Chapel. Chapter 8 - The Pulpit. Chapter 9 - The Sermon.
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Chapter 10 - A Bosom Friend. Chapter 11 - Nightgown. Chapter 12 - Biographical. Chapter 13 - Wheelbarrow. Chapter 14 - Nantucket. Chapter 15 - Chowder. Chapter 16 - The Ship. Chapter 17 - The Ramadan. Chapter 18 - His Mark. Chapter 19 - The Prophet. Chapter 20 - All Astir. Chapter 21 - Going Aboard. Chapter 22 - Merry Christmas. Chapter 23 - The Lee Shore.
Chapter 24 - The Advocate. Chapter 25 - Postscript.
Chapter 26 - Knights and Squires. Chapter 27 - Knights and Squires. Chapter 28 - Ahab. Chapter 29 - Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb. Chapter 30 - The Pipe. Chapter 31 - Queen Mab. Chapter 32 - Cetology. Chapter 33 - The Specksynder. Chapter 34 - The Cabin-Table. Chapter 35 - The Mast-Head. Chapter 36 - The Quarter-Deck. Chapter 37 - Sunset. Chapter 38 - Dusk. Chapter 39 - First Night-Watch. Chapter 40 - Midnight, Forecastle. Chapter 41 - Moby Dick. Chapter 42 - The Whiteness of The Whale. Chapter 43 - Hark! Chapter 44 - The Chart. Chapter 45 - The Affidavit.
Chapter 46 - Surmises. Chapter 47 - The Mat-Maker. Chapter 48 - The First Lowering. Chapter 49 - The Hyena. Chapter 50 - Ahab's Boat and Crew. Chapter 51 - The Spirit-Spout.
Chapter 52 - The Albatross.