Moby Dick, the Whale: Easyread Comfort Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2006 - 480 páginas
This is a classic adventurous novel by Herman Melville with metaphysical conjecture. The novel follows the experiences of the author in vast seas with the dramatic narration. A story of all-consuming obsession; everything about the book is whale-like in its vastness, its richness and its power. Captivating due to its philosophical depths!
 

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CHAPTER 65
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CHAPTER 66
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CHAPTER 67
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CHAPTER 68
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CHAPTER 69
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CHAPTER 70
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CHAPTER 71
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CHAPTER 72
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CHAPTER 95
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CHAPTER 96
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CHAPTER 97
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CHAPTER 98
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CHAPTER 99
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CHAPTER 100
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CHAPTER 101
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CHAPTER 102
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CHAPTER 73
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CHAPTER 74
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CHAPTER 75
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CHAPTER 76
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CHAPTER 77
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CHAPTER 78
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CHAPTER 79
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CHAPTER 81
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CHAPTER 82
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CHAPTER 83
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CHAPTER 84
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CHAPTER 85
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CHAPTER 86
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CHAPTER 87
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CHAPTER 88
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CHAPTER 89
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CHAPTER 90
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CHAPTER 91
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CHAPTER 92
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CHAPTER 93
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CHAPTER 94
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CHAPTER 103
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CHAPTER 104
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CHAPTER 105
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CHAPTER 106
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CHAPTER 107
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CHAPTER 108
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CHAPTER 109
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CHAPTER 110
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CHAPTER 111
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CHAPTER 112
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CHAPTER 113
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CHAPTER 114
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CHAPTER 115
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CHAPTER 116
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CHAPTER 117
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CHAPTER 118
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CHAPTER 119
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CHAPTER 120
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CHAPTER 121
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CHAPTER 122
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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly romance and partly autobiographical travel books set in the South Seas. Both were popular successes, particularly Typee, which included a stay among cannibals and a romance with a South Sea maiden. During the next several years, Melville published three more romances that drew upon his experiences at sea: Redburn (1849) and White-Jacket (1850), both fairly realistic accounts of the sailor's life and depicting the loss of innocence of central characters; and Mardi (1849), which, like the other two books, began as a romance of adventure but turned into an allegorical critique of contemporary American civilization. Moby Dick (1851) also began as an adventure story, based on Melville's experiences aboard the whaling ship. However, in the writing of it inspired in part by conversations with his friend and neighbor Hawthorne and partly by his own irrepressible imagination and reading of Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists Melville turned the book into something so strange that, when it appeared in print, many of his readers and critics were dumbfounded, even outraged. By the mid-1850s, Melville's literary reputation was all but destroyed, and he was obliged to live the rest of his life taking whatever jobs he could find and borrowing money from relatives, who fortunately were always in a position to help him. He continued to write, however, and published some marvelous short fiction pieces Benito Cereno" (1855) and "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1853) are the best. He also published several volumes of poetry, the most important of which was Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866), poems of occasionally great power that were written in response to the moral challenge of the Civil War. His posthumously published work, Billy Budd (1924), on which he worked up until the time of his death, became Melville's last significant literary work, a brilliant short novel that movingly describes a young sailor's imprisonment and death. Melville's reputation, however, rests most solidly on his great epic romance, Moby Dick. It is a difficult as well as a brilliant book, and many critics have offered interpretations of its complicated ambiguous symbolism. Darrel Abel briefly summed up Moby Dick as "the story of an attempt to search the unsearchable ways of God," although the book has historical, political, and moral implications as well. Melville died at his home in New York City early on the morning of September 28, 1891, at age 72. The doctor listed "cardiac dilation" on the death certificate. He was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York, along with his wife, Elizabeth Shaw Melville.

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