Folio Society Published Works Number 2002
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick Limited Edition
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Melville, Herman - Moby Dick Limited Edition (Published in by The Folio Society in 2009. Limited Edition of 1,750 numbered copies. Each copy numbered by hand on a special limitation page. Bound in leather, blocked in white and silver with a design based on one of Rockwell Kent's illustrations. Set in Fournier. 768 pages with approximately 280 black & white illustrations. Size: 9¼" x 6¾" Commentary volume is bound in buckram, 312 pages, 9¼" x 6¾". Both presented in a buckram-bound solander box. Herman Melville's tale of the hunt for the white whale, Moby Dick, is one of the greatest novels of all time. It is at once an adventure story of the high seas, and an exploration of the uncharted regions of the soul. Neglected in Melville's day, Moby-Dick is now acknowledged as a sublime work of the imagination, an American Odyssey. In Ahab, Melville creates a tragic hero on the scale of King Lear or Don Quixote. His single-minded pursuit of the whale is both terrifying and awe-inspiring, as he perverts his commercial venture into one of vengeance on a seemingly invincible foe. The crew of the Pequod, drawn from all corners of the globe, are the human casualties of Ahab's quest: battling the elements and driven onwards by a madman. )