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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (2002)

In 1819 in Manhattan, a strange trial was commencing. A merchant of that great city had been found in possession of barrels of spermacetti, the fine-quality oil which may be obtained from the head of the Sperm Whale. When an inspector demanded he pay the proper taxes on his goods, the merchant, w...

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (2002) by Herman Melville

Great American Short Stories (2002)

Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." O...

Great American Short Stories (2002) by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick (Longman Critical Edition) (2009)

This innovative, scholarly edition of Moby Dick offers unprecedented access to the revisions Herman Melville made to the original 1851 American version of the novel and illuminates all changes which scholars have made to create the classic that readers know today. The “fluid text” feature illumin...

Moby-Dick (Longman Critical Edition) (2009) by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick (Norton Critical Edition) (1999)

Evoking Melville s fascination with the fluidity of categories like savagery and civilization, the image of Tupai Cupa fittingly introduces "Before Moby-Dick: International Controversy over Melville," a new section that documents the ferocity of religions, political, and sexual hostility toward M...

Moby-Dick (Norton Critical Edition) (1999) by Herman Melville

Bartleby the Scrivener (2011)

and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe—”That government is best which governs not at all;” and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at b...

Bartleby the Scrivener (2011) by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (2010)

The Specksynder. Concerning the officers of the whale-craft, this seems as good a place as any to set down a little domestic peculiarity on shipboard, arising from the existence of the harpooner class of officers, a class unknown of course in any other marine than the whale-fleet. The large impor...

Moby-Dick (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (2010) by Herman Melville

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