Moby Dick By Herman Melville

Moby Dick By Herman Melville

Sinopsis

Call me Ishmael is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature. With these words, opens one of the strangest and most gripping stories ever written about the sea and sea-faring. Moby Dick by Herman Melville is today considered one of the greatest novels written in America but paradoxically, it was a miserable failure when it first made its debut in 1851. Entitled Moby Dick or The Whale the book finally got its due after the author's death and is now regarded as a classic portrayal of mania and fatal obsession.

The narrator, Ishmael, travels to New Bedford, Massachusetts, to find a place on a whaling ship. He lodges at a seedy inn where he is forced to share a room with a strange old character, Queequeg, who was a harpooner. Despite his initial revulsion of Queequeg, Ishmael decides to join him in looking for work together. They reach Nantucket, the traditional center of whaling, where they find a berth on the Pequod, a bizarre vessel adorned with the skeletons and teeth of whales. The captain, Ahab, a mysterious figure, does not appear immediately. Later, they come to know that he is on board, recovering from losing a leg on his last voyage having escaped death narrowly following an encounter with a massive sperm whale.

As the ship sails past Africa, Ahab's sinister motives begin to emerge. His agenda is to hunt and destroy a legendary whale named Moby Dick, whom he has unsuccessfully pursued several times. He has smuggled his own private harpooners on board and he accosts every whaling ship he meets and demands information about sightings of Moby Dick. One of the ships has a maniacal passenger called Gabriel, who claims to be a prophet and he predicts doom for anyone who seeks Moby Dick. The peg leg captain finally encounters Moby Dick and a trail of destruction follows. The obsessed Ahab refuses to give up. The novel then races towards a brilliant and dramatic climax.

As an example of the Great American Novel, Moby Dick is unrivaled in its structure, language and style. Melville amalgamates a fabulous mix of Biblical, Shakespearean and mythical elements along with wonderful seafaring atmosphere sourced from his own nautical experiences on board whaling schooners. Whaling stories from contemporary sources in Nantucket's local grapevine was another rich fountainhead of material.

Moby Dick has been adapted for stage, radio, screen, television, comics and graphic novels. It remains a strange and unforgettable classic which no reader should miss.

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Episodios

  • Chapter 000: Etymology and Extracts

    Duración: 29min

    | 24/10/2017
  • Chapter 001-002

    Duración: 23min

    | 23/10/2017
  • Chapter 003

    Duración: 34min

    | 22/10/2017
  • Chapter 004-007

    Duración: 27min

    | 21/10/2017
  • Chapter 008-009

    Duración: 29min

    | 20/10/2017
  • Chapter 010-012

    Duración: 19min

    | 19/10/2017
  • Chapter 013-015

    Duración: 23min

    | 18/10/2017
  • Chapter 016

    Duración: 35min

    | 17/10/2017
  • Chapter 017-021

    Duración: 42min

    | 16/10/2017
  • Chapter 022-025

    Duración: 27min

    | 15/10/2017
  • Chapter 026-027

    Duración: 19min

    | 14/10/2017
  • Chapter 028-031

    Duración: 25min

    | 13/10/2017
  • Chapter 032

    Duración: 36min

    | 12/10/2017
  • Chapter 033-035

    Duración: 38min

    | 11/10/2017
  • Chapter 036-040

    Duración: 42min

    | 10/10/2017
  • Chapter 041

    Duración: 26min

    | 09/10/2017
  • Chapter 042-044

    Duración: 43min

    | 08/10/2017
  • Chapter 045-047

    Duración: 37min

    | 07/10/2017
  • Chapter 048-050

    Duración: 38min

    | 06/10/2017
  • Chapter 051-053

    Duración: 27min

    | 05/10/2017
  • Chapter 054

    Duración: 54min

    | 04/10/2017
  • Chapter 055-058

    Duración: 37min

    | 03/10/2017
  • Chapter 059-063

    Duración: 38min

    | 02/10/2017
  • Chapter 064-067

    Duración: 37min

    | 01/10/2017
  • Chapter 068-071

    Duración: 34min

    | 30/09/2017
  • Chapter 072-073

    Duración: 24min

    | 29/09/2017
  • Chapter 074-077

    Duración: 30min

    | 28/09/2017
  • Chapter 078-080

    Duración: 24min

    | 27/09/2017
  • Chapter 081-082

    Duración: 36min

    | 26/09/2017
  • Chapter 083-086

    Duración: 37min

    | 25/09/2017
  • Chapter 087-088

    Duración: 40min

    | 24/09/2017
  • Chapter 089-091

    Duración: 33min

    | 23/09/2017
  • Chapter 092-096

    Duración: 42min

    | 22/09/2017
  • Chapter 097-100

    Duración: 43min

    | 21/09/2017
  • Chapter 101-104

    Duración: 40min

    | 20/09/2017
  • Chapter 105-108

    Duración: 37min

    | 19/09/2017
  • Chapter 109-113

    Duración: 41min

    | 18/09/2017
  • Chapter 114-118

    Duración: 25min

    | 17/09/2017
  • Chapter 119-123

    Duración: 32min

    | 16/09/2017
  • Chapter 124-127

    Duración: 32min

    | 15/09/2017
  • Chapter 128-132

    Duración: 42min

    | 14/09/2017
  • Chapter 133

    Duración: 24min

    | 13/09/2017
  • Chapter 134

    Duración: 22min

    | 12/09/2017
  • Chapter 135 and Epilogue

    Duración: 35min

    | 11/09/2017