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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  • Chapter 000: Etymology and Extracts
    Chapter 000: Etymology and Extracts
    Duración: 29min | 24/10/2017

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  • Chapter 001-002
    Chapter 001-002
    Duración: 23min | 23/10/2017

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  • Chapter 003
    Chapter 003
    Duración: 34min | 22/10/2017

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  • Chapter 004-007
    Chapter 004-007
    Duración: 27min | 21/10/2017

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  • Chapter 008-009
    Chapter 008-009
    Duración: 29min | 20/10/2017

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  • Chapter 010-012
    Chapter 010-012
    Duración: 19min | 19/10/2017

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  • Chapter 013-015
    Chapter 013-015
    Duración: 23min | 18/10/2017

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  • Chapter 016
    Chapter 016
    Duración: 35min | 17/10/2017

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  • Chapter 017-021
    Chapter 017-021
    Duración: 42min | 16/10/2017

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  • Chapter 022-025
    Chapter 022-025
    Duración: 27min | 15/10/2017

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  • Chapter 026-027
    Chapter 026-027
    Duración: 19min | 14/10/2017

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  • Chapter 028-031
    Chapter 028-031
    Duración: 25min | 13/10/2017

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  • Chapter 032
    Chapter 032
    Duración: 36min | 12/10/2017

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  • Chapter 033-035
    Chapter 033-035
    Duración: 38min | 11/10/2017

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  • Chapter 036-040
    Chapter 036-040
    Duración: 42min | 10/10/2017

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  • Chapter 041
    Chapter 041
    Duración: 26min | 09/10/2017

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  • Chapter 042-044
    Chapter 042-044
    Duración: 43min | 08/10/2017

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  • Chapter 045-047
    Chapter 045-047
    Duración: 37min | 07/10/2017

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  • Chapter 048-050
    Chapter 048-050
    Duración: 38min | 06/10/2017

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  • Chapter 051-053
    Chapter 051-053
    Duración: 27min | 05/10/2017

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  • Chapter 054
    Chapter 054
    Duración: 54min | 04/10/2017

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  • Chapter 055-058
    Chapter 055-058
    Duración: 37min | 03/10/2017

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  • Chapter 059-063
    Chapter 059-063
    Duración: 38min | 02/10/2017

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  • Chapter 064-067
    Chapter 064-067
    Duración: 37min | 01/10/2017

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  • Chapter 068-071
    Chapter 068-071
    Duración: 34min | 30/09/2017

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  • Chapter 072-073
    Chapter 072-073
    Duración: 24min | 29/09/2017

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  • Chapter 074-077
    Chapter 074-077
    Duración: 30min | 28/09/2017

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  • Chapter 078-080
    Chapter 078-080
    Duración: 24min | 27/09/2017

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  • Chapter 081-082
    Chapter 081-082
    Duración: 36min | 26/09/2017

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  • Chapter 083-086
    Chapter 083-086
    Duración: 37min | 25/09/2017

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  • Chapter 087-088
    Chapter 087-088
    Duración: 40min | 24/09/2017

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  • Chapter 089-091
    Chapter 089-091
    Duración: 33min | 23/09/2017

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  • Chapter 092-096
    Chapter 092-096
    Duración: 42min | 22/09/2017

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  • Chapter 097-100
    Chapter 097-100
    Duración: 43min | 21/09/2017

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  • Chapter 101-104
    Chapter 101-104
    Duración: 40min | 20/09/2017

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  • Chapter 105-108
    Chapter 105-108
    Duración: 37min | 19/09/2017

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  • Chapter 109-113
    Chapter 109-113
    Duración: 41min | 18/09/2017

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  • Chapter 114-118
    Chapter 114-118
    Duración: 25min | 17/09/2017

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  • Chapter 119-123
    Chapter 119-123
    Duración: 32min | 16/09/2017

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  • Chapter 124-127
    Chapter 124-127
    Duración: 32min | 15/09/2017

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  • Chapter 128-132
    Chapter 128-132
    Duración: 42min | 14/09/2017

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  • Chapter 133
    Chapter 133
    Duración: 24min | 13/09/2017

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  • Chapter 134
    Chapter 134
    Duración: 22min | 12/09/2017

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  • Chapter 135 and Epilogue
    Chapter 135 and Epilogue
    Duración: 35min | 11/09/2017

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