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Moby Dick

Herman Melville

Its famous opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey. When Melville’s father died in 1832, the young man’s financial security went too. For a while he turned to school-mastering and clerking, but failed to make a sustainable income. In 1840 he signed up on the whaler, Acushnet, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was just 21. A whaler’s life turned out to be both arduous and dangerous, and in 1842, Melville deserted ship. Out of this experience and a wealth of printed sources, Melville crafted his masterpiece.

Its famous opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey. When Melville’s father died in 1832, the young man’s financial security went too. For a while he turned to school-mastering and clerking, but failed to make a sustainable income. In 1840 he signed up on the whaler, Acushnet, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was just 21. A whaler’s life turned out to be both arduous and dangerous, and in 1842, Melville deserted ship. Out of this experience and a wealth of printed sources, Melville crafted his masterpiece.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Its famous opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey. When Melville’s father died in 1832, the young man’s financial security went too. For a while he turned to school-mastering and clerking, but failed to make a sustainable income. In 1840 he signed up on the whaler, Acushnet, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was just 21. A whaler’s life turned out to be both arduous and dangerous, and in 1842, Melville deserted ship. Out of this experience and a wealth of printed sources, Melville crafted his masterpiece.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Frank Muller

Length:

21h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

31:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

20:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

44:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

11:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

16:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:27


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

13:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

11:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

25:10


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

11:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

11:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

28:57


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:15


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

14:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

11:16


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:35


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:17


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

14:52


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

14:40


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

10:20


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:58


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:41


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:40


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:36


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

12:51


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:05


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:13


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:39


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:06


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:53


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

15:01


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

01:13


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:16


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

00:31


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:02


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:55


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:49


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:39


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:12


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:45


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

10:23


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:56


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

11:31


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

22:08


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

19:47


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

27:54


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

01:53


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

22:17


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

01:27