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Teetle page, first American edeetion o Moby-Dick
Author Herman Melville
Kintra Unitit States
Leid Inglis
Genre Novelle, adventur feection, epic, sea story
Publication date
October 18, 1851 (Britain)
November 14, 1851 (U.S.)

Moby-Dick is a novelle bi American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period o the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story o the obsessive quest o Ahab, caiptain o the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whaul which on the previous whaulin voyage destroyed his ship an severed his leg at the knee. The novelle wis a commercial failur an oot o prent at the time o the author's daith in 1891, but during the 20t century, its reputation as a Great American Novelle wis established. William Faulkner confessed he wished he haed written it himsel,[1] an D. H. Lawrence cried it "ane o the strangest an maist wonderfu beuks in the warld", an "the greatest beuk o the sea ever written".[2] "Call me Ishmael" is amang warld leeteratur's maist famous openin sentences.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Faulkner (1927)
  2. Lawrence (1923), 168
  3. Buell (2014), 367