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Why Read Moby-Dick?

Nathaniel Philbrick

A "brilliant and provocative" (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville's masterpiece-from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick's enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville's classic. As he did in his National Book Award-winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor's eye and an adventurer's passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters-finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. "Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…"-New York Times Book Review

A "brilliant and provocative" (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville's masterpiece-from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick's enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville's classic. As he did in his National Book Award-winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor's eye and an adventurer's passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters-finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. "Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…"-New York Times Book Review
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A "brilliant and provocative" (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville's masterpiece-from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition One of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick's enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville's classic. As he did in his National Book Award-winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick brings a sailor's eye and an adventurer's passion to unfolding the story behind an epic American journey. He skillfully navigates Melville's world and illuminates the book's humor and unforgettable characters-finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. An ideal match between author and subject, Why Read Moby-Dick? will start conversations, inspire arguments, and make a powerful case that this classic tale waits to be discovered anew. "Gracefully written [with an] infectious enthusiasm…"-New York Times Book Review

Language:

English

Length:

2h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:24