Moby Dick oder Der weiße Wal

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Das Werk "Moby-Dick; oder: Der Wal" (englisch "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale") ist ein 1851 in London und New York erschienener Roman von Herman Melville. Das erzählerische Rückgrat des Romans ist die schicksalhafte Fahrt des Walfangschiffes "Pequod", dessen Kapitän Ahab mit blindem Hass den weißen Pottwal Moby Dick jagt, der ihm ein Bein abgerissen hat. Entlang dieses erzählerischen Fadens, der knapp die Hälfte des Romans ausmacht, reiht Melville zahlreiche philosophische, wissenschaftliche, kunstgeschichtliche und mythologische Exkurse, zu denen noch viele subjektive, mal lyrische, mal auch ironische Betrachtungen des Autors kommen. In diesem Rahmen wird auch die Welt des Walfangs im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert detailreich dargestellt. Melville widmete seinen Roman "Moby-Dick" dem befreundeten Schriftsteller Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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A new, definitive edition of Herman Melville’s virtuosic short stories—American classics wrought with scorching fury, grim humor, and profound beauty
 
Though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction. In the sorrowful tragedy of Billy Budd, Sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power. In these stories, Melville cuts to the heart of race, class, capitalism, and globalism in America, deftly navigating political and social issues that resonate as clearly in our time as they did in Melville’s. Also including The Piazza Tales in full, this collection demonstrates why Melville stands not only among the greatest writers of the nineteenth century, but also as one of our greatest contemporaries.
 
This Penguin Classics edition features the Reading Text of Billy Budd, Sailor, as edited from a genetic study of the manuscript by Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Sealts, Jr., and the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry text of The Piazza Tales.
 
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BookRix
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Published on
Jul 6, 2017
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Pages
343
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ISBN
9783736872585
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Language
German
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Genres
Fiction / General
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