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Published: 26 May 2022

576 Pages


ISBN: 9780198853695

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Herman Melville
Edited by Hester Blum

Oxford World's Classics

  • Edited by a leading Melville scholar, past president of the Herman Melville Society, and a participant in the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, the world's last surviving wooden whaleship and the sister ship to the Acushnet, in which Melville sailed
  • Introduction highlights a little-known annotation in Hawthorne's copy of Moby-Dick
  • An edition for the twenty-first century, one that recognizes that each generation of readers will remake classic novels anew
  • Introduces readers to the experience of reading the book, interpretative questions, and its place in the history of the American novel

New to this Edition:

  • Updated explanatory notes reflect the increased access to information that contemporary readers have
  • New introduction focuses on the novel's elasticity and continued relevance for twenty-first-century readers, with attention to its queerness and its meditations on race, power, and disability