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--Minneapolis Star-Tribune "This slender, pleasant, sincere book by the maritime historian and naval enthusiast is more than a respectable tribute unencumbered by academic prose. Approaching Moby-Dick from outside the academy is refreshing, and Philbrick's enthusiasm is contagious....So put me down for a reading of Moby-Dick in 2012, and count Philbrick's book a success."--The New Republic "Philbrick does the literary world great service by bringing Moby-Dick back into popular attention and also by his skill in keeping American history fresh and alive."--Aspen Daily News "Sure to swell the readership of Melville's masterpiece."--Booklist (Starred review) "In this cogent and passionate polemic for Melville's masterpiece, Philbrick... combines a critical eye and a reader's adoration to make a case for Moby-Dick... Less lit-crit and more readers' guide, this tome will remind fans why they loved the book in the first place, and whet the appetites of trepid potential readers."--Publishers Weekly "A slim celebration of the elements of a literary masterpiece...Philbrick is an enthusiastic salesman for a sometimes daunting novel."--Kirkus "So you liked Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea, which re-created the wreck of the whaleship Essex, inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby-Dick? Then you'll love Philbrick's new book... From a wonderful and knowing writer."--Library Journalt
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B0052RERYQ
- Publisher : Penguin Books (20 October 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 1201 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 144 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 622,536 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Written by the author of "In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired "Moby Dick"", this brief but worthy book gives essential background to the writing of the epic as well as illuminating some of the key elements in this unique work. Highly recommended.
Why read Moby Dick? Read Philbrick and find out.Well worth the effort.
By the way, I am reading Moby Dick again and enjoying it. Thanks Nathaniel!