Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $4.99 shipping
Moby Dick Paperback – November 20, 2017
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Lalit Kumar Singh's illustrations are superb and even though he's limited to about five panels per page, his artwork deftly portray characters, moods, and scenes. He is an excellent artist. I spent time examining some of the panels because they are so evocative.
The publisher recommends the book for ages 8-12, but I'm not sure the nuances of the story and the artwork can be appreciated by an 8-year old. This is not a comic book. I would recommend it for ages 11 and up. Hopefully, this book will get a youngster to read Melville's novel.
A note on the physical book: it's printed on good quality coated paper and the colors are bright and clean. The cover is thick and protective. Overall, a very fine book.
Moby Dick is of course much more than an adventure book. There are too many themes for me to discuss here. There are enough graduate-level theses on this work to fill a library. But if the reader would like to ponder man vs. nature, revenge, racism vs. morality, there is more than enough to think about in Moby Dick. It's a wonderful novel to read again and again.
Of course, the novel is that, and much more. It is also a deep investigation into the spiritual life and its limitations, of language and its limitations, and of man and his limitation against nature.
And although only a fraction of the novel takes place in America, it is a deeply American novel. Long before we were a world power, Melville shows, in his American Nantucket whalers, the world embracing spirit that would grip most of twentieth century America.
Although Moby Dick is a challenging read for most 21st century readers, the language Melville captured has a particular rhapsody all its own. It is more akin to poetry than prose. The reader can simply be lifted by the language and let go his or her own resistance to the novel evaporate.
I’ve read “Moby Dick” several times in my life, and it’s important to know that there are many different versions of this book. The original text by Mr. Melville is 600 pages long and steeped in detail—it’s still a fantastic read today, although younger readers might be perfectly happy with an abridged version or even an Illustrated Classics format. Whatever version you choose, be sure to add “Moby Dick” to your reading bucket list. Adventure awaits you on the high seas!
Most recent customer reviews
Moby Dick was a sperm whale, not a blue whale.