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Chapter 63 - The Crotch. Melville dedicated the book to fellow Dark Romantic , Nathaniel Hawthorne : "In token of my admiration for his genius, this book is inscribed to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Chapter 39 - First Night-Watch. Chapter 51 - The Spirit-Spout. The motion of the ocean, it turns out, is infinitely complex, just as Melville always suspected it was. Subscribe Top Menu Current Issue.
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The Seaward Peep: Three writers respond to Moby-Dick
Chapter 12 - Biographical. He discovers genuine civilization hiding within the outward trappings of the superficialities of civilization. It was only in the early s that Moby-Dick gained attention and acclaim. Melville dedicated the book to fellow Dark Romantic , Nathaniel Hawthorne : "In token of my admiration for his genius, this book is inscribed to Nathaniel Hawthorne. He would know the ocean through the creature that most knows the ocean. Chapter - Ahab's Leg.
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Featured in our collection of 25 Great American Novels. Only Starbuck resists the charismatic, monomaniacal captain; the first mate argues repeatedly that the ship's purpose should be to gather whale oil and return home safely. Have a question, suggestion, or comment? It's simple to upgrade to the latest version of one of these browsers: chrome internet explorer firefox safari chrome. Thank you for your feedback. And that is the territory of American literature that Mark Twain staked out for himself. The young Melville was famously inspired by the story of George Pollard, the former captain of the whaler Essex.
Readers, teachers and students should also take note of a peculiar historical curiosity. Chapter 71 - The Jeroboam's Story. Chapter - The Hat. It refuses to be studied or adequately comprehended. Chapter 39 - First Night-Watch.